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Challenges for Water Security in Asmara, Eritrea
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 presents a case study of urban water sector selected to apply a novel approach for designing and assessing impacts ofWatershed Investments and more generally to explore the challenges of urban water security in a Sub-Saharan Africa context characterized by limited resources. The case is about the city of Asmara—the city capital of Eritrea—and its main water supply, the Toker water- shed. The chapter illustrates the main socio-ecological challenges and opportunities for promoting adaptive management in the case study. In particular, to illustrate contextual and contingent factors characterizing the case study, three examples of ongoing soil and water conservation activities are presented. The chapter concludes with a focus on the Asmara Water Supply Department (AWSD), a key stakeholder in the selected case study. Specifically, the AWSD is analysed through an approach for conceptualizing water utilities as “learning organization” and assessing their institutional capacity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer Nature , 2020.
Series
SpringerBriefs in Geography, ISSN 2211-4165, E-ISSN 2211-4173
Keywords [en]
adaptive, boundary work, ecosystem services, institutional capacity, integrated urban water management, learning, organization, security, soil erosion control, sub-saharan africa, unesco world heritage site, urban water management, water, water utility maturity model
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Environmental Engineering Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Land and Water Resources Engineering; Planning and Decision Analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-273953DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45666-5_4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-273953DiVA, id: diva2:1434232
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