| || || Pende, Lincy.|
| || || Impact of urban growth on water-supply and sanitation : a case study of Honiara city, the Solomon Islands|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: Pac TD 324 .S6 P46 2009
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Abstract: Urbanisation is an inevitable process of development in developing countries. It presents both challenges and opportunities. In most of the developing countries however, the rate of urban growth outstretches the abilities of cities to cope. The urban growth put pressure on civic authorities, making them under-resourced in providing basic urban services at adequate levels. Consequently, cities and towns have become centers of more problems rather than opportunities for progress. The present study aims to investigate the impact of urban growth on the provision of water-supply and sanitation services in Honiara City. The study is underpinned by the key proposition that rapid urban growth has adverse impact on water and sanitation services. The study focused on assessing the state of water-supply and sanitation in Honiara covering their availability, quality and accessibility and the environmental and health problems associated with them. This study has been done both at a macro and micro level. The macro-level focused on Honiara City as a whole and covered the state of water and sanitation in terms of network distribution system and its capacity, demand and supply and, consumption per capita and the associated environmental and health problems. The micro-level analysis of water and sanitation issues was done at the household level. The study also covered the institutional aspects and assessed the effectiveness of civic authorities such as the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) and Honiara City Council (HCC) in dealing with water and sanitation issues in Honiara City.