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Decision-Making in a Water Crisis: Lessons From the Cape Town Drought for Urban Water Policy

"The Cape Town water crisis of 2017–2018, and the city’s narrow avoidance of the aptly named “Day Zero”—the day households would have to collect their daily water allocation at communal water points across the city—prompted much interest in the causes and effects of the water shortage, as well as the policies that ultimately helped to avert the failure of water supply to 4.2 million inhabitants. ..." – By Johanna Brühl, Leonard le Roux, Martine Visser and Gunnar Köhlin

Economics of Waste Minimization, Recycling, and Disposal

"The proper management of waste is essential for building sustainable and livable cities, but it remains a challenge for many developing countries (World Bank, 2019). While service levels, environmental impacts, and costs vary dramatically, solid waste management is arguably the most important municipal service and serves as a prerequisite for other municipal action. ..." – By Rawshan Ara Begum and Sofia Ehsan

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