Water crisis has become a norm worldwide as many countries are entering an era of severe water shortage. Water plays a vital role within households though urban water authorities and water planners are struggling to satisfy the growing urban water demands and at the same time failing to achieve sustainable urban water systems. Water consumption was guided by a Calculation by Grag 2011.

This document was prepared as a supplement to the Asian Water Development Outlook 2016. It provides background information and explanatory notes on the approach taken, assumptions made, and data used.

The water-related challenges have reached a climax with an unoptimistic future expected to feature more competition between users. This book on freshwater governance broadly illustrates key aspects of water governance. It maps the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches.

Mwanza — The government has completed the construction of large-scale urban water projects worth 205bn/- that will benefit about 734,000 people in Mwanza Region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh V/s. Hotel Holiday Regency, Moradabad & Ors. dated 23/12/2016 regarding groundwater extraction by hotels in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Respondents submitted before National Green Tribunal that they will be presenting a chart giving data of water consumed per day in relation to the standard utilities in respective Hotels.

By 2030, over a billion people will live in approximately 100 very large cities and 60 % of the world’s population will live in urban areas.

Massive slums have become major features of cities in many low-income and middle-income countries. Here, in the fi rst in a Series of two papers, we discuss why slums are unhealthy places with especially high risks of infection and injury. We show that children are especially vulnerable, and that the combination of malnutrition and recurrent diarrhoea leads to stunted growth and longer-term eff ects on cognitive development. We fi nd that the scientifi c literature on slum health is underdeveloped in comparison to urban health, and poverty and health.

Reducing water and power use by half and promoting renewable energy and public transport, will be the key elements of the government's urban development strategy for the next 20 years, according to a report.

Water availability has become an important driver for facilitating economic growth in the state of Karnataka. As only 20% of water supplied is consumed and the balance 80% is wastewater, treatment and reuse of this wastewater will reduce the pressure to augment water supply from freshwater sources.

It is fitting that the United Nations Habitat III conference in October will be held in Quito, Ecuador. In April, the city and nearby Portoviejo and Manta suffered an earthquake that killed more than 660 people and injured at least 10,000. Around 73,000 people were displaced. Some 700,000 needed emergency assistance, such as drinking water, sanitation and hygiene kits. Many water-supply systems and hospitals were destroyed or disrupted. Insurance companies estimated the damage at US$2.5 billion, of which only 16% was insured.

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