Future of Water in Asian Cities – The Approach of Integrated Urban Water Management                     Involving all the ...
Linkages within the urban water cycle                          Stormwater Water quality                                S...
Linkages between the water cycle and other urban                  management sectors                    Housing           ...
Stakeholders• Different spheres of government:  regional, national, sub-national, local• Water utilities and companies• Do...
Water management stakeholders in Alexandria, Egypt       Source: The City Water Information System, EPFL
Barriers to successful stakeholder involvement•   Its value is not appreciated•   Stakeholders are reduced to listeners•  ...
The importance of stakeholder engagement in IUWMIntegration needs collaboration in order to:• Get a holistic overview of c...
Different levels of stakeholder involvement•   Information•   Consultation•   Collaboration•   Empowerment
SWITCH Learning Alliances• Multi-stakeholder platform• Identifies issues and priorities• Addresses institutional constrain...
Conclusions• Urban water management influences, and is  influenced by, a wide range of interests• Stakeholder engagement i...
Thank you for your attention  www.switchtraining.eu
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Future of water in asian cities – the approach of integrated urban water management by ralph phlip

  1. 1. Future of Water in Asian Cities – The Approach of Integrated Urban Water Management Involving all the players Ralph Philip, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  2. 2. Linkages within the urban water cycle Stormwater Water quality  Sewer capacities Potential resource  Water treatment standards The Urban Water CycleWater supply Wastewater  Potential resource  Wastewater volume
  3. 3. Linkages between the water cycle and other urban management sectors Housing Local economic development Land-use planning Health Waste managementTransport Urban Parks and agriculture gardens Energy
  4. 4. Stakeholders• Different spheres of government: regional, national, sub-national, local• Water utilities and companies• Domestic users• The private sector• Land owners and developers (at the local and catchment levels)• Universities and research institutes• Etc.
  5. 5. Water management stakeholders in Alexandria, Egypt Source: The City Water Information System, EPFL
  6. 6. Barriers to successful stakeholder involvement• Its value is not appreciated• Stakeholders are reduced to listeners• Disadvantaged groups excluded• Servicing a political agenda• Lack of coordinating capacity• One-way relationship with researchers
  7. 7. The importance of stakeholder engagement in IUWMIntegration needs collaboration in order to:• Get a holistic overview of current water uses in the city and develop a common vision• Balance interests and needs of users• Create synergies and bundle resources and capacities• Reduce duplication and contradiction of activities• Increase awareness, cooperation and ownership• Ensure selection of appropriate solutions
  8. 8. Different levels of stakeholder involvement• Information• Consultation• Collaboration• Empowerment
  9. 9. SWITCH Learning Alliances• Multi-stakeholder platform• Identifies issues and priorities• Addresses institutional constraints to integration• Aims to research, adapt and up-scale innovative approaches that are in demand• Emphasis on social inclusion
  10. 10. Conclusions• Urban water management influences, and is influenced by, a wide range of interests• Stakeholder engagement is often limited to seeking approval for a pre-chosen solution• Stakeholder engagement is however a crucial aspect of IUWM and more sustainable urban water management
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention www.switchtraining.eu

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