Local and Regional Authorities
Planning for Water-friendly Cities
Cities are increasingly experiencing flooding or drought – often one right after the other! Many of the hydrological challenges that cities face result from the way they are - or are not - planned. Urban sprawl, slums and car-focused development affect water flows and the ability of cities to make the most of precious water when, and how, it arrives. Special attention will be given to the relevance of integrated long term planning and intergovernmental cooperation, as water-related issues usually cannot be solved by the city council only. This break out session will gather city leaders to discuss strategies for planning water-friendly cities.