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SpringerBriefs in Geography

Ecosystem Services for Urban Water Security

Concepts and Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Adem Esmail, Blal, Geneletti, Davide

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  • Is a “one-stop” guide to the latest findings on ecosystem services in the urban water sector
  • Provides a case study of watershed investment for water security and rural poverty alleviation
  • Offers an effective tool for capacity building that will benefit various stakeholders in the urban water sector
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The book addresses the challenges of urban water security and adaptive management in Sub-Saharan Africa, exploring and interlinking novel concepts of ecosystems services, watershed investments, and boundary work. Specifically, the book’s goals are to (i) present a conceptual framework for the urban water sector from an ecosystem services perspective, highlighting the specificities of the Sub-Saharan context; (ii) develop an operational approach to designing and assessing the impacts of watershed investments, based on ecosystem services and boundary work; and (iii) test the approach through a case study in Asmara, Eritrea, and discuss the findings and lessons learned that can be applied in other contexts. 

Through a fully worked out case study, from identification of water challenges and opportunities to spatially explicit modelling, the book offers a sound and accessible, coverage of issues and proposed solutions to better operationalize ecosystem services, watershed investments and boundary work, to promote adaptive management, and achieve water security in the context of rapidly developing cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The book is an effective tool for capacity building of diverse stakeholders on the urban water sector, including water managers, local and national policy-makers as well as a suitable resource for both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in planning and geography.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Softcover 49,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Services for Urban Water Security
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45666-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45666-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-45665-8
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 80
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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