Peri-urban water security: an agenda for water governance
Water governance needs to mainstream peri-urban water security. As cities grow, policy makers and planners focus onmeeting the needs of urban populations. This happens at the expense of the peri-urban and the rural. For instance, it is very common to divert physical flows of water from villages to cities. Another common practice is the acquiring of rural land and water resources to meet the requirements of urban expansion.
This poliy brief recommends an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationship between rural and urban water flows and their integration in planning and management.