Alternate water supply arrangements in peri-urban localities: awami(people’s) tanks in Orangi township, Karachi

@article{Ahmed2003AlternateWS,
  title={Alternate water supply arrangements in peri-urban localities: awami(people’s) tanks in Orangi township, Karachi},
  author={Noman Ahmed and Muhammad Sohail},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={33 - 42}
}
This paper describes the serious water shortages that have been a feature of life in Karachi in recent years, and how community-managed public tanks (awami tanks) have been used in Orangi, Karachi’s largest informal settlement, to cope with the situation. These tanks are an example of a water supply service developed as a cooperative arrangement between informally developed community organizations and public sector agencies. The paper explores the partnerships between service providers… 

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