An Overview of the Water Supply and Sanitation System at Metropolitan and Peri-Urban Level: the Case of Caracas.
The metropolitan expansion of Caracas has given place to the conformation of the Caracas Metropolitan Region, composed by the Caracas city and its Peri-urban interface (PUI), which is formed by four discontinuous but functionally related segments. Within the PUI, the segment corresponding to Valles del Tuy Medio (PUI-Tuy) was selected for study since it is the one that presents a bigger growth related to the availability of lands and the housing and infrastructure works that are taking place in the area. Additionally, within the PUITuy the urban axis Charallave - Santa Teresa was chosen, since there the problems related to the objectives of this project are represented. The localities chosen for the study were Paso Real 2000-Charallave and Bachaquero-El Cartanal, where lower-income populations with severe problems of access to the Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) are concentrated.
The structure of the report is as follows:
(1) Overview of the metropolitan region
(2) Profile of the peri-urban locality
(3) Characteristics and trends of the WSS
This report is also available from The Development Planning Unit website and can be downloaded as the full report, the report without maps, the maps alone, or an executive summary.
Lacabana, M. An Overview of the Water Supply and Sanitation System at Metropolitan and Peri-Urban Level: the Case of Caracas. (2005)