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Sustainable Urban Water Management: Application for Integrated Assessment in Southeast Asia

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  • Shokhrukh-Mirzo Jalilov

    () (Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)

  • Mohamed Kefi

    () (Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)

  • Pankaj Kumar

    () (Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)

  • Yoshifumi Masago

    () (Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)

  • Binaya Kumar Mishra

    () (Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)

Abstract

The design, development, and operation of current and future urban water infrastructure in many parts of the world increasingly rely on and apply the principles of sustainable development. However, this approach suffers from a lack of the necessary knowledge, skills, and practice of how sustainable development can be attained and promoted in a given city. This paper presents the framework of an integrated systems approach analysis that deals with the abovementioned issues. The “Water and Urban Initiative” project, which was implemented by the United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, focused on urban water and wastewater systems, floods, and their related health risk assessment, and the economics of water quality improvements. A team of researchers has investigated issues confronting cities in the developing countries of Southeast Asia, in relation to sustainable urban water management in the face of such ongoing changes as rapid population growth, economic development, and climate change; they have also run future scenarios and proposed policy recommendations for decision-makers in selected countries in Southeast Asia. The results, lessons, and practical recommendations of this project could contribute to the ongoing policy debates and decision-making processes in these countries.

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  • Shokhrukh-Mirzo Jalilov & Mohamed Kefi & Pankaj Kumar & Yoshifumi Masago & Binaya Kumar Mishra, 2018. "Sustainable Urban Water Management: Application for Integrated Assessment in Southeast Asia," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(1), pages 1-22, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:1:p:122-:d:125749
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    Keywords

    urban water management; sustainable development; water quality assessment; Manila; Jakarta; Hanoi;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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