SWITCH: Managing Water for the City of the Future

Managing Water for the City of the Future

Cali – Colombia

Introduction

In Cali, the project focused on research, creating dialogue and promoting more sustainable alternatives (although there were no demonstration activities) in relation to pollution of the Cauca river, urban drainage and city expansion. Creating a shared vision proved essential to counter balance prevailing short term planning and construction in most of the institutions. Outcomes beyond the research reports and training were a reduction in the emphasis on end-of-pipe solutions in waste water management and growing consideration of alternative technologies in new housing developments. Even more important is that planning processes at municipal level and national policy consultations on the future of the Cauca river are building on the dialogue among SWITCH members and utilize SWITCH outputs and advice.

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Links

Cali Learning Alliance: Blog | Poster

SWITCH Demonstration Project: Cali city poster

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Resources

Click here to view a list of resources associated with Cali.
Click here to view a list of resources associated with Learning Alliances.

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