A New Approach to Urban Water Management: Safe and Sure

Butler, David and Farmani, Raziyeh and Fu, Guangtao and Ward, Sarah and Diao, Kegong and Astaraie-Imani, Maryam (2014) A New Approach to Urban Water Management: Safe and Sure. In: 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis (WDSA) 2014, 14-17 July 2014, Bari, Italy.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.198

Abstract

This paper introduces a new approach to water management that is ‘Safe & SuRe’. This includes presenting a conceptual framework to link the emerging threats of climate change and variability, rapid urbanization and population growth, energy constraint and tightening environmental regulation through to their consequences on social, economic and environmental recipients. The framework allows identification of the role and need for mitigation, adaptation and coping strategies. The paper proposes definitions and discusses what engineering, organizational and/or social options can potentially develop the degree of resilience and sustainability needed to deal with these 21st century threats. The paper goes on to propose how these approaches might be objectively assessed and identifies gaps in our knowledge that require further research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceeding from the 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA 2014, 14-17 July 2014, Bari, Italy. Part of special issue of Procedia Engineering: 16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, WDSA2014, Urban Water Hydroinformatics and Strategic Planning, edited by Orazio Giustolisi, Bruno Brunone, Daniele Laucelli, Luigi Berardi and Alberto Campisano.
Keywords: Adaptation, coping, mitigation, reliability, resilience, safety, sustainability, water management
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Maryam Imani
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:13
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702365

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