Water Resilient Green Cities for Africa (WGA)

PROJECT IS CLOSED
Project period: 2013 to 2019

The project investigated the options for leapfrogging conventional urban water systems to landscape-based systems for increasing the climate resilience of larger African cities and for providing inclusive urban green spaces, and better local planning and governance. This was through developing catchment plans, facilitating a rapid mind-set change through champions, encouraging stakeholder involvements through design charrette and developing low-tech and local material based green technologies.

The WGA project was led by the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) University of Copenhagen. Project partner institutes were the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS) at Ardhi University, Tanzania and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building construction and City Development (EiABC) at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The project was in close collaboration with representatives from the city administrations and selected communities in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The project was funded by DANIDA

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Project:  Water Resilient Green Cities for Africa (WGA)
Principal investigator: Marina Bergen Jensen, the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Start: 31 August 2013
End: May 2019

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