posted this on 03/29/2011
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World Water Day 2011 Water and the urban challenge EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop
Posted by TwitC
One in two people on the planet live in cities, and urban areas are growing at an exceptional rate -- in terms of inhabitants, but also of course of related industrial activities, services and transport. Investment in infrastructure has however not kept up with the rate of urbanisation: this has a huge impact on quantity and quality of available water, as well as on river basins, groundwater and the environment as a whole. The eighteenth edition of World Water Day looks at water management in cities, and the water footprint of urban areas.