Inadequacy in urban environmental services

Case study

Supporting Stakeholder Coordination and Structure Modernization for Improved Urban Water and Wastewater Services

In 1999, Chongqing Municipal Government initiated the Chongqing Urban Environment Project with the World Bank’s support in response to the deteriorating urban environment in the context of rapid urbanization and industrialization. In a condensed 10-year period, the Chongqing Municipal Government constructed and upgraded sustainable essential water supply, wastewater and solid waste management systems for the main urban area of the municipality to serve a population of more than six million.