Localizing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs in Southeast Asia’s fast-growing cities and peri-urban areas

The PolyUrbanWaters project is developing and demonstrating practice-relevant tools that enable municipalities to implement polycentric approaches for urban development and integrated, cross-sectoral water management. The aim: new models for water-sensitive, sustainable and inclusive development that meet the localized needs and realities of urban areas.

retention pond
water treatment plant
waterway in residential area
on-site sanitation
tree farm

Supporting cities, progressing holistic urban development

Through practice-oriented field study and the exchange of good practices, PolyUrbanWaters (also known as “Polyurb” or “Polyurbwater”) is supporting pilot cities in Southeast Asia to develop their capacities for strategic urban planning that incorporates polycentric management of urban waters.


Project Updates

2 June 2022

Research update 13 – Effective water services by water operators as key for SDG-oriented urban transformation.

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25  May 2022

Research Update 12 – The significance of paddy fields for climate change adaptation.

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15 May 2022

Research Update 11 – Financing and maintaining green infrastructure in new urban development areas

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