Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow's Cities' Health

  • Research & Development
  • Jan 2006 - Jan 2011
  • Partners: 32 in total: UNESCO-IHE (lead), IRC and many others. PoWER partners: Universidad del Valle (Colombia), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).
  • Donor: European Commission - Research Executive Agency
  • Donor Programme: Sixth Framework Programme of European Commission

The SWITCH Integrated Project aims at the development, application and demonstration of a range of tested scientific, technological and socio-economic solutions and approaches that contribute to the achievement of sustainable and effective urban water management (UWM) schemes in ‘The City of the future’ (30-50 years from now). The approach is to develop efficient and interactive urban water systems and services (city level) in the context of the city’s geographical and ecological setting (river basin level), which are robust, flexible and adjustable to a range of global change pressures (global level).