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A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure

Butler, D.; Farmani, R.; Fu, G.; Ward, S.; Diao, K.; Astaraie-Imani, M.

Authors

D. Butler

R. Farmani

G. Fu

Dr Sarah Ward Sarah10.Ward@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Community Resilience (within CWCR)

K. Diao

M. Astaraie-Imani



Abstract

© 2014 The Authors. 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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Procedia Engineering
Print ISSN 1877-7058
Electronic ISSN 1877-7058
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 89
Pages 347-354
Institution Citation Butler, D., Farmani, R., Fu, G., Ward, S., Diao, K., & Astaraie-Imani, M. A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure. Paper presented at Procedia Engineering
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.198
Keywords adaptation, coping, mitigation, reliability, resilience, safety, sustainability, water management
Publisher URL http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.198

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