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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment. Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1377-565X
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
2020 (English)In: Ecosystem Services for Urban Water Security: Concepts and Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cham: Springer Nature , 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter sets the context of the book by providing a brief account of the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the urban water sector. Watershed investments are here emphasized as a promising opportunity to effect large-scale transformative change promoting human wellbeing while conserving life-supporting ecosystems. The chapter concludes by illustrating the three specific objectives of the book.

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Cham: Springer Nature , 2020.
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SpringerBriefs in Geography, ISSN 2211-4165, E-ISSN 2211-4173
Keywords [en]
ecosystem services, ecosystem-based response, integrated urban water management, urbanization, water security, watershed investments
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Environmental Engineering Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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Planning and Decision Analysis; Land and Water Resources Engineering; Architecture, Urban Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-273957DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45666-5_1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-273957DiVA, id: diva2:1434167
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Part of ISBN 978-3-030-45665-8

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Available from: 2020-06-02 Created: 2020-06-02 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved

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