Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kalembo, Malawi Groundwater Project

Topics: Urban SustainabilityLocation:Kalembo and Liwonde regions, MalawiOrganizers: KfWBackground: In developing countries, cities with high urbanization rates, peri-urban demand for water grows quickly and is many times satisfied through legal and illegal drilling of boreholes, such as in Sana’a, Yemen. Without proper management, uncontrolled borehole water withdrawal can increase public health...
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Water Master Meters

Topics: Urban Water Management Location: Manila, Philippines Participants: Water utilities, community organizations, and local governments Project: In a model first applied in the Philippines and later successfully adapted to Indonesia’s slums, Community Master Meters have increased access to water by the urban poor at an affordable price. Due in part...
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Kounkuey Design Initiative: Improving Public Space in Nairobi’s Largest Slum

Topic: Public Space Location:Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya Organizers: Kibera residents; Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) Background: Adjacent to the commercial and economic capital of Kenya, Kibera is one of the largest informal settlements in Africa. Two-thirds the size of New York City’s Central Park, population has been estimated at 1 million, with...
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