SWITCH – Managing water for the city of the future

Published on 9 March 2010

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Start Date: 1 February 2006 | End Date: 1 February 2011


The SWITCH Project seeks the development, application and demonstration of a range of tested scientific, technological and socio-economic solutions and approaches that will ensure the achievement of sustainable and effective urban water management (UWM) schemes in the city of the future. The project is being implemented by different combinations of consortium partners, along the lines of six complementary and interactive themes through a combination of action research and learning alliances. IWMI-Ghana in involved in sub-theme 5.2 “Use of Urban Water (fresh and waste water) for Urban Agriculture and Other Livelihoods”. This project will employ the ‘multi-stakeholder process for action research’ on productive use of water and wastewater in Accra, Ghana. The main aim is to effect significant improvements in agricultural production, using fresh water, storm and wastewater. A multi-stakeholder work-group will be established in Accra to undertake action research on relevant aspects of the productive use of water and wastewater. These processes will explicitly explore and facilitate horizontal and vertical integration within and between the respective stakeholder groups. This project will also seek to explore inter-linkages with other SWITCH work packages which could be implemented in Accra as one of 9 demonstration cities of SWITCH.

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