Integrated urban water management. Case Study: Asuncion

Integrated urban water management. Case Study: Asuncion

Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank (WSP) Partnership Programme for water (WPP) of the World Bank. January 2013
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The serious problems in the city of Asuncion in Paraguay, related to water management, such as: lack of wastewater treatment, the low efficiency in the collection and treatment of solid waste and the problems associated with urban drainage, affecting quality of water bodies that supply the city, risking the health of the urban population. It describes the challenges and suggests a number of approaches to improve water management in Asuncion.

The paper presents a case study conducted in the city of Asuncion, Paraguay, one of the 10 largest urban agglomeration in South America. Assumption has a privileged position in terms of water availability because it lies on the banks of one of the largest rivers in South America, Paraguay River. The city also receives groundwater resources Patiño aquifer.

However, serious problems related to water management, such as the lack of wastewater treatment, the low efficiency in the collection and treatment of solid waste and the problems associated with urban drainage, affecting the quality of water bodies Asunción that supply, endangering the health of the urban population. This case describes these challenges and suggests a number of approaches to improve water management in Asuncion.

 

Integrated Urban Water Management. Case Study: Asuncion
Geography: Latin America and Caribbean
Main themes: Water, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Urbanization, Urban

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