Water Management in Megacities by Cecilia TortajadaWater Management in Megacities by Cecilia Tortajada

Water Management in Megacities

EditorCecilia Tortajada, Olli Varis, Asit K. Biswas

Paperback | October 13, 2009

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Efficient and equitable water, wastewater and stormwater management for the megacities is becoming an increasingly complex task. The special issue will focus on water management in its totality for megacities, including their technical, social, economic, legal, institutional and environmental dimensions through a series of specially invited case studies from different megacities of the world.

At present, around one out of two of the earth's 6.3 billion people live in urban areas. Each year, the world population grows by around 80 millions. Practically all of this growth is urban, primarily due to migration. World's urban population is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, which is nearly 2/3rd more than in 2000, and would mean that 60% of world's population will live in urban areas.

The case studies analysed include some of the most interesting and challenging megacities of this planet, Dhaka, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, M'co City, Riyadh and S'Paulo. They assess different aspects of how water is intermingled in the overall development milleau. The book considers the magnitudes, nature and extent of the present and future challenges and how these could be meet in socially acceptable and cost-effective ways. The contributors are all acknowledged water experts from different parts of the world.

This book was previously published as a special issue of theInternational Journal of Water Resources Development.

Title:Water Management in MegacitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415568498

ISBN - 13:9780415568494

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Table of Contents

1 PrefaceASIT K. BISWAS.2 Water Management for Major Urban CentresASIT K. BISWAS. 3 Megacities, Development and WaterOLLI VARIS.4 Water Management in SingaporeCECILIA TORTAJADA.5 Water Management in IstanbulDOGAN ALTINBILEK.6 A Regulatory Approach to the Jakarta Water Supply Concession ContractsACHMAD LANTI.7 Water Management in ArRiyadhWALIDA ABDERRAHMAN.  8 Water Management in DhakaKHONDAKER A. ZHARULHAQ 9 Gold, Scorched Earth and Water: The Hydropolitics of JohannesburgANTHONY TURTON , CRAIG SCHULTZ , HANNES BUCKLE, MAPULE KGOMONGOE, TINYIKO MALUNGANI & MIKAEL DRACKNER.10 Water Management in Metropolitan Sa'o PauloB.P.F. BRAGA, M. F. A. PORTO & R. T. SILVA.11 Water Management in Mexico City Metropolitan AreaCECILIA TORTAJADA. 12 Megacities and Water ManagementOLLI VARIS, ASIT K. BISWAS, CECILIA TORTAJADA & JAN LUNDQVIST