Outside of agriculture, water is the most significant ecological feature of the city and presents both a unique advantage and a design challenge. The site of Anam city is conveniently sited near the Ezichi River, receives abundant rainfall each year and has access to a large regional aquifer. However, due to its low elevation, the region is prone to flooding every rainy season. Therefore, water strategies is concerned with:
The city’s water provision and managenet include decentralized water supplies such as rainwater collection supplemented with groundwater, reuse of non-potable water through dual piping systems and balance of the regional hydrological system with enhanced green infrastructure, engineered waterways to manage flooding, and groundwater recharge systems.