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City alliance for international knowledge exchange on urban water management

People-Sanitation-Cities Alliance

The city alliance People-Sanitation-Cities, established with BORDA’s support in 2017, is an interest group and a community of practice of cities and associated partners that are implementing system solutions for the management of urban waters.

The mission of the city alliance People-Sanitation-Cities is to promote essential public services for all as a contribution to the operationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda at the local level.

The vision of People-Sanitation-Cities is to strengthen cities’ capacity to implement sustainable system solutions for the management of urban waters, with a particular focus on polycentric urban planning processes for the management of water, wastewater, solid waste and faecal sludge.

The objectives of the People-Sanitation-Cities alliance are to:

  • Connect cities to form an internationally linked community of practice in the field of integrated sanitation
  • Communicate and bring forward the interests and needs of cities to national decision makers and regional stakeholders
  • Promote system solutions to local, national, regional and international stakeholders as a way to make a significant contribution to realising the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
  • Establish a regional knowledge platform and exchange network
  • Contribute to international agenda-setting processes such as the 2018 World Environmental Forum in Kuala Lumpur

Key Facts

Overall term: 2017 – ongoing
Funded by: BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and alliance members
Countries/Cities: Cities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam
Partner Organisations: Associate members

The city alliance People-Sanitation-Cities, established with BORDA’s support in 2017, is an interest group and community of practice of cities and associated partners that are implementing system solutions for the management of urban waters

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