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

20 October 2021 

Towards Climate Resilient Semarang – From the city scale to resilient kampung (neighborhood) – Thursday Talk 28.10.,  9.oo CET

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16 September 2021 

PolyUrbanWaters at the Trialog 2021 Conference: Changing Voices 

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31 August 2021 

PolyUrbanWaters at Urban Research & Innovation Forum 2021 – climate change adaptation

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