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Creating Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Bell, SJ; (2013) Creating Sustainable Urban Water Systems. [Editorial comment]. Open PDF Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning , 166 (2) , Article 1000044. 10.1680/udap.10.00044. Green open access


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Managing urban water infrastructure is conventionally the professional domain of engineers. As urban water systems are placed under increasing pressure due to population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change, the provision of water and sanitation services to cities has become a wicked problem. As such it cannot be adequately addressed by engineers alone, and requires greater attention from urban designers and planners. The move to sustainable urban water systems will involve greater attention to decentralised and distributed technologies such as rainwater harvesting and water reuse. Water sensitive urban design should be encouraged, to promote the integration of drainage, habitat, ecosystems, water supply and sanitation in cities.

Type: Article
Title: Creating Sustainable Urban Water Systems
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1680/udap.10.00044
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/udap.10.00044
Language: English
Additional information: Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees. Published in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/journal/jurdp.
Keywords: hydrology & water resource; sustainability; water supply
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1346071
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