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Aging infrastructure, demographic change, water scarcity, pollution, climate change and other megatrends create the need for a transition towards more sustainable urban water cycle services (UWCS) in the cities. This report "Best practices for Sustainable Urban Water Cycle Systems - an overview of and enabling and constraining factors for a transition to sustainable UWCSs" deals with and reviews best practices in the water sector. It is divided in four different themes in UWCS which are: demand management, reuse and recycling, leakage and loss reduction and the water-energy nexus. The report bundles some of the worldwide experiences in applying technologies and approaches, that support a transition to more sustainable water cycle systems and that have proven to work on the ground. These experiences are presented as inspiration for water professionals who want to engage in activities that contribute to a more sustainable urban water cycle system. Open access repository: http://hdl.handle.net/10251/35726
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