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Integrated Urban Water Management

Blue Water Green Citites

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Source: AySA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration (SEPA) stations such as this one are being considered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Source: AySA

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration (SEPA) stations

Wastewater Treatment Plant in Buenos Aires Metro Areas. Source: AySA

Wastewater Treatment Plant in Buenos Aires Metro Areas

Environmental Restoration along the Matanza Riachuelo in Argentina. Source: ACUMAR.

Environmental Restoration along the Matanza Riachuelo in Argentina

Atotonilco Wastewater Treatment Plant serving Mexico City, Mexico. Source: ATVM

Atotonilco Wastewater Treatment Plant serving Mexico City, Mexico

Cantareira Watershed near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Source: SABESP

Cantareira Watershed near Sao Paulo, Brazil

Flooding of the Río Bogotá. Source: CAR

Flooding of the Río Bogotá
Blue Water Green Cities Initiative summary

As a result of rapid and unplanned urban growth, heightened vulnerability to climate change, and relatively poor water management practices, a growing number of cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR) are struggling with problems of water scarcity, watershed pollution, inadequate service provision, and increased flooding, directly affecting their population's quality of life and economic prospects. These problems are often compounded by the fact that they are being addressed in a disconnected way, by different actors across neighboring jurisdictions.

The World Bank's LCR Blue Water Green Cities initiative seeks to learn from the tremendous experience of Latin American cities, many of them World Bank clients, in dealing with these challenges; and propose a concrete approach – Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) – to support municipal actors in addressing these urban water challenges in a cleaner, more efficient, more resilient and more equitable manner by working across sectors and spatial boundaries.

International Workshop: Integrated Urban Water Management

When: December 4-6, 2012
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil (Exact location: TBP)
Who: The World Bank, Water Partnership Program, Water and Sanitation Program, Sao Paulo Secretary for Sanitation and Water resources and IUWM technical participants from the LAC region
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Publications

The Blue Water Green Cities Initiative started in 2009 and the following seven cities were identified as flagships for support and technical assistance on IUWM: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Aracajú (Brazil) and Asuncion (Paraguay). Blue Water Green Cities publications are now available here.

Water and Sanitation Program


This Integrated Urban Water Management Initiative has been made possible by:
Water Partnership Program




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