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Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design Book
Author : Ashok Sharma,Ted Gardner,Don Begbie
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-10-03
ISBN : 0128128445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) or the Sponge City Concept. These systems and approaches are becoming an integral part of developing water sensitive cities as they are considered very capable solutions in addressing issues relating to urbanization, climate change and heat island impacts in dealing with storm water issues. The book is based on research conducted in Australia and around the world, bringing in perspectives in an ecosystems approach, a water quality approach, and a sewer based approach to stormwater, all of which are uniquely covered in this single resource. Presents a holistic examination of the current knowledge on WSUD and storm water, including water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health, and implementation guidelines Includes additional global approaches to WSUD, including SUDS, LID, GI and the Sponge City Concept Covers the different perspectives from Australia (ecosystem based), the USA (water quality based) and Europe (sewer based) Addresses storm water management during the civil construction stage when much of the ecological damage can be done

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Water Sensitive Urban Design Book
Author : Jacqueline Hoyer,Wolfgang Dickhaut,Lukas Kronawitter,Björn Weber
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9783868591064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During recent years, techniques and legislation for decentralized storm-water management have advanced all over the world. However, decentralized storm-water management systems are still under-utilized and acceptance among citizens and professionals is still lacking. Yet management of this issue will be essential for the sustainable development of cities in the future. Thus acceptance of the systems must be improved. The main question that needs to be answered is how can sustainable storm-water management be integrated with urban design in order to create safe, liveable, sustainable, and attractive cities? This manual, developed by the Hafen City University of Hamburg, provides an overview of a Water Sensitive Urban Design approach and creates principles for a successful strategy focused on the topics: Water Sensitivity, Aesthetics, Functionality, Usability, Public Perception and Acceptance, as well as Integrative Planning. It furthermore presents an international selection of case studies ranging from small scale (site level) up to large scale (city level), demonstrating the WSUD principles in the context of the temperate climates.

Transition to Water Sensitive Urban Design

Transition to Water Sensitive Urban Design Book
Author : Rebekah Ruth Brown,Jodi Michelle Clarke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780980342802
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report presents the findings of a social research project focused on identifying the key institutional change ingredients that will lead to the mainstreaming of the water sensitive urban design (WSUD) approach across modern cities.

Resource and Environmental Management

Resource and Environmental Management Book
Author : Bruce Mitchell
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0190885815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to optimally manage the environment and natural resources, it is vitally important to recognize that there is much more to consider than just the environment itself and the natural resources it provides. A key consideration is also the interrelationship between natural ecosystems and human involvement and behavior. This interaction is where the field of environmental resource management comes into play: the complex ecological and sociological systems of the natural world intertwined. The purpose of this book is to consider such matters, and to help readers develop their own capacities as environmental managers and stewards. Bruce Mitchell's textbook Resource and Environmental Management served as the gold standard for many environmental science courses when the first edition published in 1997. Now, twenty years later, an updated third edition allows for the inclusion of recent developments. The book covers the basic theories and concepts of environmental resource management, and guides students to be able to apply those concepts to practical situations. By covering basic theories and concepts, and by using case studies to show how these have been applied, Bruce Mitchell's new edition seeks to ensure that students have competence in both aspects. The text enhances the reader's capacity to conduct practice and research in resource and environmental management.

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design Book
Author : Robert L. France
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2002-05-29
ISBN : 9781420032420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and describes new interpretations of water management. This text pushes the frontiers of standard water management in new directions, challenging readers into abandoning the comfortable safety of conducting business-as-usual within narrow disciplinary confines, and instead directing views outward to the exciting and incompletely mapped regions of true interdisciplinary water sensitive planning and design. With contributions from renowned practitioners, Part I provides seventeen chapters addressing the subject of site-specific water sensitive design and Part II presents another seventeen chapters focusing on issues relating to the water sensitive planning of riparian buffers and watersheds. In addition, Professor France has provided a "Response" to accompany each chapter, which succinctly underscores the salient features in more detail and emphasizes cross-linking to other chapters in the book. The "Overview" provides a brief road-map to navigate through the section. Finally, the discussion summaries at the end of each section elaborate on past problems, current challenges, and future directions. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design puts forward the very best of modern water sensitive planning and design and should be required reading for everyone involved in this dynamic and crucial field.

Urban Drainage Modelling and Water Sensitive Urban Design

Urban Drainage Modelling and Water Sensitive Urban Design Book
Author : T Fletcher,A Deletic
Publisher : IWA Publishing
Release : 2007-02-15
ISBN : 9781843395911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban water management is faced with the seemingly contradictory challenges of managing the impacts of excessive water in the form of flooding and environmental degradation from stormwater runoff, at the same time as addressing an increasing scarcity of water of sufficient quality to sustain humans and the environment. The 7th Urban Drainage Modelling and 4th Water Sensitive Urban Design conferences were held concurrently in Melbourne, Australia in April 2006. They brought together a diverse range of experts to share insights and perspectives on technical, environmental and socio-economical aspects of urban water management. A key highlight of the conference was the focus on integrated approaches, with perspectives from engineers, scientists, social scientists, planners and landscape architects contributing to solutions for urban drainage and water management. Assessment and consideration of uncertainty in models was a major theme to come out of the conference, as was the evolution of new technologies in water sensitive urban design, decision-support systems and real time control. Of the 285 abstracts submitted to the conference, 157 were accepted after a two-stage review. Only 30 of these papers were able to be accepted for publication in Water Science and Technology. Papers selected are those which report the best scientific or technological advances or insights into urban drainage modelling or water sensitive urban design. Together, they represent an authoritative summary of the current state of knowledge in urban drainage modelling and water sensitive urban design.

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply Book
Author : Ashok K. Sharma,Donald Begbie,Ted Gardner
Publisher : IWA Publishing
Release : 2015-05-15
ISBN : 1780405359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The importance of these systems in cities has grown, as water managers seek to provide a range of decentralised solutions to supply constraints of current water supply systems, whilst reducing the impact of urban development on the natural environment, and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Rainwater tank systems are now often implemented under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) philosophies, which take a holistic view of the urban water cycle. Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply is based on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar research program that was undertaken in South East Queensland (SEQ) Australia in response to the Millennium drought when the water supply level in the regions drinking water dams dropped to 17% in July 2007 and the area came close to running out of water. In particular, the book provides insights and detailed analysis of design, modelling, implementation, operation, energy usage, economics, management, health risk, social perceptions and implications for water quality/quantity of roof water runoff. The approaches and methodologies included in Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply inform and validate research programs, and provide insights on the expected performance and potential pitfalls of the adoption of rainwater tanks systems including: actual harvested yield and resulting mains water savings, optimal sizing for rainwater storages and roof collection systems, expected water quality and implications for managing public health risks, modelling tools available for decision support, operation and management approaches of a decentralised asset at the household scale and community acceptance. The book is suitable for use at undergraduate and post graduate levels and is of particular interest to water professionals across the globe, who are involved in the strategic water planning for a town, city or a region. It is a valuable resource for developers, civil designers, water planners, architects and plumbers seeking to implement sustainable water servicing approaches for residential, industrial and commercial developments.

Urban Water Engineering and Management

Urban Water Engineering and Management Book
Author : Mohammad Karamouz,Ali Moridi,Sara Nazif
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-01-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the latest developments research, this book delineates a systems approach urban water hydrology, engineering, planning, and management. It covers a range of classic urban water management issues such as the modeling of urban water cycles, urban water supply and distribution systems, demand forecasting, wastewater and storm water collection and treatment. The text also includes a discussion of water governance and disaster management in urban areas. Against this background, the authors discuss the importance of understanding the principles of simulation, optimization, multiple-criterion decision making, and conflict resolution for successful, integrated urban water management.

The Ecology of Everyday Things

The Ecology of Everyday Things Book
Author : Mark Everard
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-23
ISBN : 1000284441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nature is all around us, in the beautiful but also in the unappealing and functional, and from the awe-inspiring to the mundane. It is vital that we learn to see the agency of the natural world in all things that make our lives possible, comfortable and profitable. The Ecology of Everyday Things pulls back the veil of our familiarity on a range of ‘everyday things’ that surround us, and which we perhaps take too much for granted. This key into the magic world of the everyday can enable us to take better account of our common natural inheritance. Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) For many people, ecosystems may be a remote concept, yet we eat, drink, breathe and interface with them in every moment of our lives. In this engaging textbook, ecosystems scientist Dr. Mark Everard considers a diversity of ‘everyday things’, including fascinating facts about their ecological origins: from the tea we drink, to the things we wear, read and enjoy, to the ecology of communities and space flight, and the important roles played by germs and ‘unappealing creatures’ such as slugs and wasps. In today’s society, we are so umbilically connected to ecosystems that we fail to notice them, and this oversight blinds us to the unsustainability of everyday life and the industries and policy environment that supports it. The Ecology of Everyday Things takes the reader on an enlightening, fascinating voyage of discovery, all the while soundly rooted in robust science. It will stimulate awareness about how connected we all are to the natural world and its processes, and how important it is to learn to better treat our environment. Ideal for use in undergraduate- and school-level teaching, it will also interest, educate, engage and enthuse a wide range of less technical audiences.

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard   Book
Author : Australia. Parliament. Senate
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005-03-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Parliamentary Debates Hansard book written by Australia. Parliament. Senate, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Deeper Shade of Green

A Deeper Shade of Green Book
Author : Johann Bernhardt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is estimated that the building sector uses roughly half of all the energy generated in this country, a very high proportion of materials and creates huge volumes of landfill wastes. This means that to make a difference we need to look at how we build, how we can reduce energy use and costs, how we future proof our buildings and minimise their carbon footprint. This book is the first comprehensive step in providing assistance for all of us to make a difference to our environment and to lead more comfortable, cost efficient and sustainable lives within the buildings we inhabit.

A Guide to Wetland Management on the Swan Coastal Plain

A Guide to Wetland Management on the Swan Coastal Plain Book
Author : Norm Godfrey,Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke,Owen Nichols
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Guide to Wetland Management on the Swan Coastal Plain book written by Norm Godfrey,Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke,Owen Nichols, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Water Sensitive Cities

Water Sensitive Cities Book
Author : Carol Howe,Cynthia Mitchell
Publisher : IWA Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1843393646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today's urban water managers are faced with an unprecedented set of issues that call for a different approach to urban water management. These include the urgent changes needed to respond to climate change, population growth, growing resource constraints, and rapidly increasing global urbanization. Not only are these issues difficult to address, but they are facing us in an environment that is increasingly unpredictable and complex. Although innovative, new tools are now available to water professionals to address these challenges, solving the water problems of tomorrow cannot be done by the water professionals alone. Instead, the city of the future, whether in the developed or developing world, must integrate water management planning and operations with other city services to meet the needs of humans and the environment in a dramatically superior manner. Water Sensitive Cities has been developed from selected papers from 2009 Singapore Water Week "Planning for Sustainable Solutions" and also papers taken from other IWA events. It pulls together material that supports the water professionals' need for useful and up-to-date material.

The Water Sensitive City

The Water Sensitive City Book
Author : Gary Grant
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-05-02
ISBN : 1118897668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book advocates a more thoughtful approach to urban water management, including for example, exponents of the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) approach in Australia and Low Impact Development in the US. This new approach involves reducing water consumption, harvesting rainwater, recycling rainwater and adopting Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) where surface water is not sent straight to drains but is intercepted by features like green roofs, rain gardens, swales and ponds. This water sensitive approach conserves water, reduces flooding, cleans water (and therefore streams, rivers and seas). It is compatible with the greener city and green infrastructure agendas, whereby policy makers want to make cities more liveable. This subject matters because the current use of water by cities is unsustainable. Cities in particular need to change the existing linear model of water consumption and use to a more circular one in order to survive. Aquifers all over the world, including some that have taken millions of years to form, are predicted to dry up in the coming decades. Reservoirs, eg Lake Mead near Las Vegas once believed to have permanently solved water supply problems, are falling to dangerously low levels. This book is needed in order to bring together the various specialised technical discussions that have been continuing for some time into a volume that is more accessible to designers (engineers and architects), urban planners and managers, and policymakers. People need to understand that urban water management should increasingly become their concerns rather than a technical matter to be addressed by specialists alone"--

The Challenges of Water Management and Governance in Cities

The Challenges of Water Management and Governance in Cities Book
Author : Kees van Leeuwen,Jan Hofman,Peter Driessen,Jos Frijns
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 3039211501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue The Challenges of Water Management and Governance in Cities that was published in Water

How Can We Develop Eco efficient Infrastructure in Asia

How Can We Develop Eco efficient Infrastructure in Asia Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : United Nations Publications
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many countries in Asia region recognized the urgent need to transform their economic-social structure and development paradigm to overcome a set of crises, which transformation does not happen `naturally¿ or ¿automatically¿, it is not clear where and how to move forward. As a practical solutions, based on historical study and the analysis for emerging challenges, government of developing countries should establish long term economic growth strategy by synchronizing the infrastructure development with specific goals of national development plans such as green growth, promote eco-efficiency in the national development planning process of infrastructure, and foster the collective capacity and institution building for planning and implementing eco-efficient infrastructure development in the 21st century as enabling conditions.

Sustainability Today

Sustainability Today Book
Author : C. A. Brebbia
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1845646525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

this book contains additional research papers submitted for a meeting on sustainable development and planning organized in 2011 by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT). WIT has a long and very successful record of organizing conferences on the topic of sustainability, which requires an interdisciplinary approach. Any sustainable solutions that are derived solely from the perspective of a single discipline may have unintended damaging consequences that create new problems.Thus effective sustainable solutions require the collaboration of scientists and engineers from various disciplines, as well as planners, architects, environmentalists, policy makers, and economics. These experts must not only communicate with each other effectively, but also understand the social aspects of the problem at hand. The contents of the book reflect that interdisciplinary approach.The topics covered by the papers in the book include: City Planning, Regional Planning; Social and Political Issues; Sustainability in the Built Environment; Rural Development; Cultural Heritage; Transportation; Ecosystems Analysis; Protection and Remediation; Environmental Management; Environmental Impact Assessment; Indicators of Sustainability; Sustainable Solutions in Developing Countries; Sustainable Tourism ; Waste Management; Flood Risk Management; Resources Management; Industrial Developments.

Post Proceedings of the World Conference on Green Design

Post Proceedings of the World Conference on Green Design Book
Author : Yeunsook Lee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Archiv f r Hydrobiologie

Archiv f  r Hydrobiologie Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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