Chakraborty, Shreya. (2021). Periurban Water: Recognizing the Margins for Sustainable Urban Water Futures. In book: Clean Water and Sanitation (pp.1-13). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70061-8_174-2.
Supporting positive economic, social, and environmental links between urban, periurban, and rural areas is identified as one of the targets of SDG 11 for Sustainable Cities. However, in a neoliberal urban-growth centric economic paradigm where cities form the heart of global and national capital, and policy, the urban-rural linkages can distribute flows and resources in favor of urban centers often at the cost of rural areas and their resources. Water ecologies at the peripheries of cities are characterized by rapid transformations in the face of urban expansion and consequent changes in land use and water demands. This chapter concisely encapsulates the key transformations in periurban water.