Water Engineering and Development Centre

Urban water management

The populations of cities and towns in the developing world are growing fast. A huge challenge for water utilities is providing adequate water services to meet both the demands of the unserved and poor communities in the urban areas, while also seeking to provide services in new development areas. WEDC has undertaken extensive research, consultancy and capacity development work focusing on utility management, services to the poor, institutional reviews and related issues.

If you would like to find out more about WEDC’s work is this area, please contact Dr Sam Kayaga or Kevin Sansom.

Other urban water management projects

  • Water Supply and Sanitation for Low-income communities in Urban Areas – case study from Kampala 
  • Partnership Options and Guidelines for Commercial Utilities/Local Authorities and Community Based Service Providers in Peri Urban Settlements of Zambia 
  • Regulating Public and Private Partnerships for the Poor (research funded by DFID) 
  • Charging to Enter the Water Shop? (research funded by DFID) 
  • Contracting Out Water and Sanitation Services (research funded by DFID) 
  • Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Uganda: Assessment of the impact of the urban PSP option on the poor