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Resilience Perspective for Planning Urban Water Infrastructures: A Case of Nagpur City

  • Sameer DeshkarEmail author
Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)


The role of urban infrastructures in building resilience is acknowledged in most of the literature pertaining to climate change and disasters. Basic infrastructures and services, like water supply and sanitation, not only play a crucial role in delivering services to communities and supporting economic growth, but also are vital for determining community’s resilience against adverse or stressed scenarios. In cities from developing countries like India, such conditions might emanate either due to climate variability or even due to lack of effective management of services itself. While much emphasis over last two decades has been on the engineering and management aspects for infrastructure development in the million-plus cities in India, resilience perspective calls for an integrated approach involving local communities and the natural resources. This chapter discusses some of the challenges for planning urban water infrastructures particularly from resilience perspective and presents a case study of Nagpur city in India.


Urban resilience Water infrastructure Community resilience Water-sensitive planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and PlanningVisvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurIndia

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