Sea Level and Coastal Protection
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Urban water infrastructures are vast and dynamic socio-technological processes that depend upon constant repair and maintenance carried out collaboratively by a complex of formal and informal actors in a multiplicity of bureaucratic, technical and economic institutions cross-cutting topographical and social scales. The most urban residents must be content with procuring water from one of the many water hydrants dotted around the city and console themselves with the fact that, at least, the chronic scarcity and soaring water prices have been partly resolved with the advent of the Project Aftout Essahli. At the foot of the hill on which the water terminal is established, the sprawling city of Nouakchott extends into the horizon. Situated in one of the most arid climatic zones of the world, the city has been defined by water scarcity since its inception, and the new and comprehensive infrastructural initiatives represent attempts at curtailing the effects of the increasing scarcity in the face of unmediated urban growth.