After decades of neglect, statuto ry bodies--municipalities or dedicated sewerage boards-are coming under pressure from citizens, central governments, pollution control boards and the courts to improve sewage treatment.Unfortunately , in the absence of knowledge-based and participatory decision-making, the responses of these bodies are often schizophrenic.The recent moves by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) are a classic example.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give much greater attention to environmental concerns than the Millennium Development Goals. SDG6, the water sector goal, is also more broadly framed, as it recognizes conservation needs in addition to drinking water and sanitation.
URBAN resilience is no longer just an idea or a catchphrase. As the concept and practice have evolved, urban resilience now refers not just to the ability of cities to return to quilibrium after hazard-induced calamities, but also to adapt to and transform in the wake of multiple stressors that cities face, including climate change.
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