PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Planning for Water-friendly Cities

Tuesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Local and Regional Authorities

ROOM

Room 19

DESCRIPTION

[PP-LRA-06]

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.