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Opportunities for collaborative and integrated planning processes for climate - resilient urban WASH in informal settlements

Sanderson, Rosie and Kotra, Krishna K. and Koto, Camari and Love, Mark and Molitambe, Heather and Morgan, Ed and Souter, Regina (2022) Opportunities for collaborative and integrated planning processes for climate - resilient urban WASH in informal settlements. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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There are existing urban planning processes in Melanesian cities, however they are often reactionary, out-dated, and siloed from development requirements of specific sectors. • Those with responsibility for urban planning mostly don’t consider themselves to hold a mandate to be involved in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) service planning, or informal settlements, and water utilities mostly don’t consider themselves as leaders in planning WASH services in informal settlements due to tenure and urban planning constraints. There are examples of this changing. • Existing planning processes for WASH in urban Melanesia mostly don’t integrate climate resilience and adaptation information, activities and impacts. • There is some progress being made in Melanesian urban informal settlements with respect to formalisation and upgrading: Fiji is currently formalising 46 settlements across the country including service provision, Solomon Water has connected over 2,800 households in settlements to piped water in the last year, Papua New Guinea’s new Port Moresby Urban Development Plan describes their ongoing settlement upgrade process, and Vanuatu’s urban wastewater taskforce is considering sanitation in urban settlements. Notwithstanding progress, WASH services remain very unevenly distributed across Melanesian urban centres, particularly in urban informal settlements.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, WASH, Collaboration, Informal settlements
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Krishna Kotra
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 04:02
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 04:02

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