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News Urban Water Conflicts, analysis of the origins and nature of water-related unrest and conflicts

This collection of essays is a new and systematic effort to survey the controversial aspect of the management and, in many cases, mismanagement of freshwater resources in an urban setting. It addresses and characterizes the conflicts that arise within large human settlements, due to the economic and social implications of access to and the use of basic water services. It also presents in-depth case studies from cities of various continents.

Contact information IHP Secretariat | UNESCO | Division of Water Sciences (email:
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News type Inbrief
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Source of information UNESCO Water Portal
Keyword(s) mismanagement of freshwater resources, Urban Water Conflicts
Geographical coverage France
News date 16/01/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH