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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


D Butler

R Farmani

G Fu

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Dr Sarah Ward
Associate Professor in Community Resilience (within CFCR)

K Diao

M Astaraie-Imani


© 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Procedia Engineering
Print ISSN 1877-7058
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 89
Pages 347-354
APA6 Citation Butler, D., Farmani, R., Fu, G., Ward, S., Diao, K., & Astaraie-Imani, M. (in press). A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure. Procedia Engineering, 89, 347-354.
Keywords adaptation, coping, mitigation, reliability, resilience, safety, sustainability, water management
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis 2014


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