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Water and Human Settlements Initiative

Water and Human Settlements Initiative

Currently half the global population lives in cities. By 2050, nearly 70% of the world will be urbanites. As the urban population continues to rise, infrastructure ages, and water-related disasters (flooding, hurricanes, landslides, storm-surges, waterborne diseases, drought) become more frequent, cities face a unique set of water challenges that require creative, impactful, and contextual solutions. The CAPPA Water and Human Settlements Initiative puts to work the special combination of design, planning, and policy that CAPPA offers to tackle these problems with innovation and scholarly rigor.