On the African continent, the impact of climate change is now the day-to-day reality. Coastal and waterfront cities in particular experience loss and damage due to significant increases in sea level rise, rainfall, and flooding. At the same time, Africa is the second most rapidly urbanising continent, after Asia. The intersections between water and cities are therefore critical for understanding the future of urban and rural developments in Africa. 'African Water Cities' presents research how African cities by waterfronts deal with this impact.