Accra, the administrative and economic capital of Ghana, just like cities all over the world, is facing ever increasing difficulties in efficiently managing water resources and providing water and sanitation services to its citizens. Meeting these challenges and adopting a more integrated approach to urban water management requires a firm understanding of the current situation.
This book presents a situational analysis of Accra, bringing together a wealth of information and data from different sources, including stakeholder dialogues, in the areas of water service provision, excreta and waste water management, storm water management and planning and coordinating. It is presented and analysed through the Resources, Infrastructure, Demand and Access Framework (RIDA) which provides a thorough overview of the current situation and challenges that the city is facing.
This book is the consolidation of a four-year strategic planning process, undertaken by the Accra
Learning Alliance, which brings together policy makers, service providers, researchers and civil society. In addition to analysis, it presents a vision for water management in the city of Accra and strategic directions towards achieving the vision as defined by the Accra Learning Alliance.
The SWITCH project facilitated this process, aiming to bring about a paradigm shift in urban water management away from existing ad hoc solutions to urban water management and towards a more coherent and integrated approach.
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