Water, megacities and global change: portraits of 16 emblematic cities of the world

The publication ‘Water, Megacities and Global Change’ stems from the EauMega2015 Conference, organized at UNESCO Headquarters in December 2015 during COP21, which played a pivotal role in showcasing the significance of Megacities in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda, pertaining to universal access to water and sanitation. This second edition of the publication introduces the water portrait of yet another emblematic megacity – Kinshasa, the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It overall presents 16 emblematic cities and their water-related challenges as well as solutions they integrate to adopt a more sustainable path of development. The publication is one of the outputs of EauMega 2015 and calls for general mobilization to devise the sustainable urban policies the world needs.

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