The main objective of this paper is to analyze the role of municipalities in waste water services in Bahawalpur city.
The study was conducted by a variety of sources, such as regulations, status reports, position papers, as well as articles and research reports.
No technology, capital or expertise can protect the environment if local governance is not participatory and pluralistic. Local government refers to specific geographically delineated areas to deliver a range of specified services. But the role of governance is not only to provide services consistent to the residents but also to preserve the life and liberty of residents and to create and promote an environmentally sustainable development. This largely depends upon the relationship which local authorities are able to create with the local communities. These cross sectoral programs can improve the environmental performance of the municipalities in Bahawalpur, where many local problems are the result of the poor supervision and planning of municipal authorities. An articulation of legislation and participatory approach can be proclaimed at the local level if real progress is to be made towards sustainability.
Water and waste water services are highly capital‐intensive so district and city government should start projects and schemes in the urban center to govern all the wastewater systems properly. Involvement of the private sector in these services is also expected in new and more efficient ways. According to a good governance principle planning should take into account not only the economical and technical factors but also local participation, priorities and traditions etc. so the benefit and experience of different organizations can be utilized.
The paper focuses on the role of municipalities in water and waste water services in an area of Pakistan.
Shafqat, A. (2011), "The role of the municipality in waste water management in Bahawalpur city", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 282-291. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777831111122879Download as .RIS
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