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Infrastructure, environment, water and people : proceedings of the 17th WEDC Conference, United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (Habitat), Nairobi, Kenya, 19-23 August 1991

The 17th Water, Engineering and Development Centre Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in August 1991 put emphasis on infrastructure; often one of the greatest hindrances in development project implementation. The Conference was divided into 7 plenary sessions and 15 discussions groups, with representatives from 31 African, Asian and western countries participating. The plenary sessions covered a variety of topics from communities, women and NGO's, water quality, treatment and pollution, groundwater and surface water studies, and planning and finance. The discussion group topics ranged from technical approaches such as irrigation and agricultural use of water, solid waste management and water treatment, to social/economic themes such as women in development and community participation, to institutional strengthening. Many of the 54 papers presented in the proceedings present case studies from Africa, Nepal and India.

TitleInfrastructure, environment, water and people : proceedings of the 17th WEDC Conference, United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (Habitat), Nairobi, Kenya, 19-23 August 1991
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsPickford, J
Paginationxvi, 302 p.: fig., tab.
Date Published1991-01-01
PublisherWater, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, WEDC
Place PublishedLoughborough, UK
ISBN Number090605527X
Keywordsafrica, appropriate technology, cab92/2, community participation, planning, rural areas, sanitation, urban areas, water pollution, water supply, women
Abstract

The 17th Water, Engineering and Development Centre Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in August 1991 put emphasis on infrastructure; often one of the greatest hindrances in development project implementation. The Conference was divided into 7 plenary sessions and 15 discussions groups, with representatives from 31 African, Asian and western countries participating. The plenary sessions covered a variety of topics from communities, women and NGO's, water quality, treatment and pollution, groundwater and surface water studies, and planning and finance. The discussion group topics ranged from technical approaches such as irrigation and agricultural use of water, solid waste management and water treatment, to social/economic themes such as women in development and community participation, to institutional strengthening. Many of the 54 papers presented in the proceedings present case studies from Africa, Nepal and India.

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