We use cookies to imporve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our cookie policy Learn more
arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP GALogo2018 GALogo2019 menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share Completed In Process Ideas In Develpment Toogle Toogle Thumbnail View List View play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next

Green Hills, Blue Cities - an Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities

Of the one billion people living on the African continent, about 40 per cent lives in urban areas. Between 1990 and 2010, the total urban population in Africa doubled from 205 million to 400 million, and by 2050, it is expected that this will triple to 1.23 billion. Of the total urban population, 60 per cent is living in slum conditions. In a time of rapid urban growth, Africa is likely to experience some of the most severe impacts of climate change, particularly when in terms of water and food security. This places huge pressures on the growing urban populations as well as the surrounding urban ecosystems on which they depend.

Year: 2011

Tags: vital graphics

Graphics included in album

View all media

Related activities

View all activities