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- DocumentUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2014The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat.DocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2010The sustainable development of ger areas in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the critical development issues facing the country. The transition to a market economy and a series of severe winters (called zud) have resulted in the large-scale migration of low-income families into the ger areas of UB.DocumentAsia Foundation, 2015Ulaanbaatar is the capital and political, business and cultural center of Mongolia. The city has rapidly grown in size over the last decades as a result of rural to urban migration, attracting people seeking education, employment, services and business opportunities.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Water 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.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013The villages of Sultanpur and Jhanjhrola Khera are located about 15 kms away from Gurgaon city in the North-West Indian state of Haryana. Urbanization and climate change have together altered water accessand security in these villagesDocument
Changing environment – changing waters: an analysis of drinking water access of vulnerable groups in peri-urban SultanpurWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013In Sultanpur, India access to drinking water takes a variety of forms, due to varying hydrological conditions and different technologies available. Water from the piped supply network and groundwater form the two main drinking water sources. These water resources are accessed in different ways and are used for different purposes.Document
Power, social capital and differential vulnerabilities: a study of water access in a peri-urban village of HaryanaWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013This article deals with the subject of water access in a peri-urban village of Haryana. It describes how power and social capital influence the flow of water. It argues that political power is a significant determinant influencing water security and those communities which lack the power to access w ater use social capital as an adaptiv e tool to enhance their w ater security.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Surface water salinity, being accentuated by the reduction in the dry season upland flows, now reaches as far as Khulna - a coastal city of Bangladesh highly exposed to climate change impacts. The projected sea level rise due to climate change would further aggravate the situation with the probability of increased spatial coverage and temporal duration of salinity.Document
Use of a shared river by urban and Peri-urban residents: water use conflicts and adaptation measuresWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Khulna, the third largest metropolitan city (46 km) of Bangladesh, is vulnerable to climate change and unplanned urbanization process. The city has been identified as one of the 15 most climate change vulnerable cities of the world.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013The rapid and haphazard urbanization in Kathmandu and expansion of built- up area in the peripheral rural landscapes has resulted in formation of the peri- urban areas which are now themselves transforming into urban forms, and simultaneously, water diverted or transferred from these areas is rapidly increasing.