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The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones
Settlements in coastal lowlands are especially vulnerable to risks resulting from climate change, yet these lowlands are densely settled and growing rapidly. In this paper, we undertake the firstExpand
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Are the debates on water privatization missing the point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America
This paper has two principal aims: first, to unravel some of the arguments mobilized in the controversial privatization debate, and second, to review the scale and nature of private sector provisionExpand
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Urbanization and its implications for food and farming
This paper discusses the influences on food and farming of an increasingly urbanized world and a declining ratio of food producers to food consumers. Urbanization has been underpinned by the rapidExpand
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The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities
Preface * Introduction * Urban Affluence and Shifting Environmental Burdens * Urban Water: From Health to Sustainability * Shifting Environmental Challenges in Accra, Jakarta and Sao Paulo *Expand
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Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Deprived Urban Communities: Meeting the Challenges of Collective Action, Coproduction, Affordability, and Housing Tenure
There are serious institutional challenges associated with low-cost sanitation in deprived urban communities. These include a collective action challenge, a coproduction challenge, a challenge ofExpand
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Informal Water Vendors and the Urban Poor
While large private water companies grab the headlines, it is more often small private vendors that bring water to the urban poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This working paper looks at howExpand
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Urbanization and economic growth: the arguments and evidence for Africa and Asia
The relationship between urbanization and development is a vital policy concern, especially in Africa and Asia. This paper reviews the arguments and evidence for whether rapid urban population growthExpand
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Groundwater, self-supply and poor urban dwellers A review with case studies of Bangalore and Lusaka
ii ABOUT THE AUTHORS Jenny T. Grönwall (Ph.D) is a freelance researcher trained as an inter-disciplinary lawyer with focus on urban water and sanitation questions. Her book Access to Water: Rights,Expand
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Determinants of Diarrheal Disease in Jakarta
In this report, the authors develop and estimate a model of household defensive behavior and illness. Using cross-section data from a household survey in Jakarta, they observe defensive behaviorExpand
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Urbanization , Rural – urban Migration and Urban Poverty
Acknowledgements With thanks to Yang Shen and Julia Wesely for their contributions. This paper was produced as a Background Paper for World Migration Report 2015 Migrants and Cities: New UrbanExpand
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