WEBINAR: Failure is Not an Option: Using Social Infrastructure for Urban Water Delivery When There’s No Engineering Solution

When:
September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020-09-23T11:00:00-07:00
2020-09-23T12:00:00-07:00

In cities in the Global North and South, there are populations who have little or no access to formal water infrastructure. Current trends in urbanization, migration, infrastructure decline, and climate change may worsen this trend, despite our best efforts to reverse it.

Where there is a lack of funding or political will to extend formal infrastructure to such communities, water managers must find innovative ways to address people’s urgent needs for safe and sufficient water. This webinar explains how “social infrastructure”—relationships, cultural norms, and informal institutions—can amplify the impact of water self-provisioning.

Covering informal solutions for water sharing, water vending, and infrastructure maintenance, this webinar will help water managers leverage social infrastructure to improve water outcomes underserved communities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how “social infrastructure”—relationships, cultural norms, and informal institutions—can amplify the impact of water self-provisioning.
  2. Identify and support water sharing systems.
  3. Assess and apply self-regulation in informal water vending.

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