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CARDEN, K.; WINTER, K.; ARMITAGE, N. (2009): Sustainable Urban Water Management in Cape Town, South Africa. Is it a Pipe Dream?. (= WEDC International Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 34). Leicestershire: Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC). URL [Accessed: 11.09.2013].

This paper describes the development of the “Sustainability Index for Integrated Urban Water Management” (SIUWM) for specific application to southern African cities. It reviews the results from initial testing of the index on Cape Town and discusses its usefulness in terms of sustainability assessment. The authors conclude that the SIUWM is able to highlight several critical areas of “unsustainability” in the city.