The challenges of water, waste and climate change in cities

  title={The challenges of water, waste and climate change in cities},
  author={S. Koop and C. V. van Leeuwen},
  journal={Environment, Development and Sustainability},
  • S. Koop, C. V. van Leeuwen
  • Published 2016
  • Business
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability
  • Cities play a prominent role in our economic development as more than 80 % of the gross world product (GWP) comes from cities. Only 600 urban areas with just 20 % of the world population generate 60 % of the GWP. Rapid urbanization, climate change, inadequate maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructures and poor solid waste management may lead to flooding, water scarcity, water pollution, adverse health effects and rehabilitation costs that may overwhelm the resilience of cities. These… CONTINUE READING
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