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[INR.2.3.EU] Living with water in cities of tomorrow Challenges and ways forward towards implementation of solutions

14 April 2015 - 14 April 2015
Daegu & Gyeongbuk  (South Korea)

Updated on Wednesday 3 December 2014

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Session description:
By 2050, more than 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. In Europe, this process stagnated in the 1950’ies, but in many other parts of the world this development is continuing fast with more and more people seeking towards cities for better opportunities. This development may well be irreversible and cities are giving many people better options for employment, education and growth.
However, there are many challenges related to this process. They have been discussed over the world in the preparations for World Water Forum and we have identified challenges related to urban water governance, integrated management of the cities’ water resources, climate change adaptation, finding ways to live with the water and use water in the urban landscape, infrastructure development for new cities and upgrading for old cities, capacity development and stakeholder integration.
In this session we aim to discuss global challenges, share lessons on solutions and find ways to improve global cooperation on integrated urban water management.