Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Improving Water Services in Cities Affected by Extreme Weather Events

This article discusses how key risks from extreme weather events might affect progress towards meeting Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 11 in cities in developing countries. It outlines the magnitude of the existing shortfall in safe water and sanitation services, and how climate change will exacerbate existing problems. It argues that the performance of many governments thus far has lacked urgency and purpose. Unless governments in particular become more committed, with redoubled effort, the goals are unlikely to be achieved.

By James Horne, Cecilia Tortajada and Larry Harrington, 2018. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 475-489. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2018.1464902

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