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OPINION: Resilience in SA’s urban water landscape

Resilience is becoming a core concept in water governance. It refers to the ability of communities, cities or regions to withstand the challenges posed by an increased intensity and frequency of floods and droughts. Resilience often involves adopting diverse, flexible, adaptive and redundant or supplemental systems. This pertains to both physical infrastructures and governance arrangements. Resilience in the urban water sector also focuses on restoring and maintaining water ecosystems, such as wetlands, rivers or streams. The Stockholm-based Resilience Alliance and other Euro-American institutions have largely driven the frameworks for resilience. However, they are now increasingly being applied in African cities. For example, Accra, Cape Town, Dakar, Durban, Enugu and Kigali are all participating in the Rockefeller…

 

Engage women in building disaster resilience

Women and girls are at great risk in areas of crisis, where 60 percent of maternal mortality occurs. So how can we scale up reproductive efforts to victims of natural or man-made disasters, including flooding and conflict? In an exclusive Devex interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim, undersecretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the U.N. Population Fund, talks with global development reporter Helen Morgan about the importance of working with countries and communities to increase resilience…

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