Towards a paradigm SWITCH: Integrating urban water management in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Nascimento, Nilo O. and Heller, Leo and Ellis, John Bryan and Scholes, Lian N. L. and Revitt, D. Mike and Champs, Jose R. (2007) Towards a paradigm SWITCH: Integrating urban water management in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In: Novatech 2007, 6th International Conference on 'Sustainable techniques and strategies for urban water management', 25-28 June 2007, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

A prime objective of an integrated, holistic approach is to deliver more effective
provision of water resource services carrying minimum risks and improved
sustainability. This is the core mission of the 6th EU Framework project, “Sustainable
Water Management to Improve Tomorrow’s Cities’ Health” (SWITCH). The focus of
the innovative management approach will be centred in demonstration cities such as
Belo Horizonte in Brazil, through the formation of strategic Learning Alliances (LAs)
comprising organisations having a shared interest in and vision of future urban water
management. The paper explores both the LA formation and the challenges to be
faced in the negotiating process which will be concerned with expected issues and
“pay-offs”, as well as opportunities and difficulties especially related to feasibility as
opposed to sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 6075
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 05:26
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 15:07
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/6075

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