|OOSKA: Water and Sanitation "Cornerstones" of Urban Agenda
Aziza Akhmouch and Oriana Romano of the OECD have written a piece for OOSKA News, a global water news source, explaining why water and sanitation need to be integral pieces of the New Urban Agenda. According to the article, with two months until the Habitat III conference in Quito, water is not getting the attention it needs in the agenda draft or with the conference leaders. The authors underscore that cities are constantly at risk of floods and droughts, and those in developing countries are not exempt. Water security should not be taken for granted, especially when the future of climate change is so uncertain. IHC Global counts Urban Water and Sanitation as one of our key policy topics, and we agree that water issues are integral to the economic, social and environmental standing of a sustainable city, and should be a great focus of the New Urban Agenda.
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