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Green hills, blue cities: an ecosystems approach to water resources management for African cities

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialKenya
dc.coverage.spatialCameroon
dc.coverage.spatialUganda
dc.coverage.spatialSenegal
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopia
dc.coverage.spatialNigeria
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:02:16Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:02:16Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-3154-5
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/8034
dc.descriptionAfrica is currently the least urbanised region in the world, but this is changing fast. Of the billion people living on the African continent, about 40 per cent lives in urban areas. The urban population in Africa doubled from 205 million in 1990 to 400 million in 2010, and by 2050, it is expected that this would have tripled to 1.23 billion. Of this urban population, 60 per cent is living in slum conditions. In a time of such urban growth, Africa is likely to experience some of the most severe impacts of climate change, particularly when it comes to water and food security. This places huge pressures on the growing urban populations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.relation220
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectcoastal communities
dc.subjectecosystems
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectsoil
dc.subjectsolid wastes
dc.subjectdisaster
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.titleGreen hills, blue cities: an ecosystems approach to water resources management for African cities
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id8188
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000040


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