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Water and health in underprivileged urban areas : round table of Sophia Antipolis, February 1994

This meeting focused on the link between water and health in the most underprivileged urban quarters in the Third World. The meeting concentrated on the strategies described in Agenda 21, and on the premise that every human being has the inalienable right to clean drinking water, regardless of living and social conditions. The question was how to adapt these strategies to a specific situation and population. Talks revolved around four main themes, each of which is elaborated in the report: the role of the institutions; health, health education and community participation; appropriate technologies and know-how; and financing and management of operations. On the agenda were problems that were encountered, and the lessons learned from experience. These are summarized in the report, and illustrated by the different short case studies which are presented. The recommendations that came out of this meeting constitute a framework for action directed at the international community.

TitleWater and health in underprivileged urban areas : round table of Sophia Antipolis, February 1994
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsGRET -Paris, FR
Pagination191 p.: fig., photogr.
Date Published1994-01-01
PublisherpS-Eau, Programme Solidarite Eau
Place PublishedParis, France
ISBN Number2868440578
Keywordsalgeria, benin, bolivia, brazil, burkina faso, cameroon, case studies, colombia, ecuador, egypt, ethiopia, ghana, haiti, health, honduras, india, indonesia, institutional framework, ivory coast, kenya, low-income communities, mali, mexico, mozambique, nicaragua, pakistan, peru, poland, rwanda, safe water supply, sanitation, senegal, sustainable development, unced
Abstract

This meeting focused on the link between water and health in the most underprivileged urban quarters in the Third World. The meeting concentrated on the strategies described in Agenda 21, and on the premise that every human being has the inalienable right to clean drinking water, regardless of living and social conditions. The question was how to adapt these strategies to a specific situation and population. Talks revolved around four main themes, each of which is elaborated in the report: the role of the institutions; health, health education and community participation; appropriate technologies and know-how; and financing and management of operations. On the agenda were problems that were encountered, and the lessons learned from experience. These are summarized in the report, and illustrated by the different short case studies which are presented. The recommendations that came out of this meeting constitute a framework for action directed at the international community.

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Custom 1205.42, 305.42
Original PublicationEl agua y la salud en los barrios urbanos desfavorecidos : mesa redonda de Sophia Antipolis, Febrero de 1994, L'eau et la sante dans les quartiers urbains defavorisees : table ronde de Sophia Antipolis, fevrier 1994

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