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Urban Water Series


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This book series covers integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management and focuses on the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. The series is intended not only for water and environmental specialists, including urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators, but also for other professionals such as urban planners, water economists and researchers dealing with urban water issues throughout the world. These volumes present the major outcomes of UNESCO’s Sixth International Hydrological Programme (IHP VI, 2002-2007).

Volumes are available in hardback and paperback and are co-published by Taylor & Francis and UNESCO Publishing. The series complements the Urban Water Journal, likewise published by Taylor & Francis (www.tandfonline.com/nurw).

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Urban Water Conflicts: UNESCO-IHP

Urban Water Conflicts: UNESCO-IHP

Bernard Barraque
December 02, 2011

Urban water conflicts manifested first in Europe in the 19th century and are observed nowadays in various forms throughout the world; in particular, in developing countries. Main causes of these conflicts are characterized by complex socioeconomic and institutional issues related to urban water...

Advanced Simulation and Modeling for Urban Groundwater Management - UGROW: UNESCO-IHP

Advanced Simulation and Modeling for Urban Groundwater Management - UGROW: UNESCO-IHP

Dubravka Pokrajac, Ken W.F. Howard
November 16, 2010

UGROW (Urban GROundWater) represents one of the most advanced urban water management tools produced to date and fully integrates all urban water system components including groundwater. It will raise the awareness of the interaction between urban water system components, support management...

Integrated Urban Water Management: Humid Tropics: UNESCO-IHP

Integrated Urban Water Management: Humid Tropics: UNESCO-IHP

Jonathan N. Parkinson, Joel Avruch Goldenfum, Carlos Tucci
March 26, 2010

Excess water in the urban environment results in flooding,which causes structural damage, risks to personal safety and disruption to city life. Water is also a major contributory factor for disease transmission as well as being the medium for transport of many pollutants. These problems are of...

Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: UNESCO-IHP

Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: UNESCO-IHP

Larry Mays
March 24, 2009

The Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) is an emerging approach to managing the entire urban water cycle in an integrated way, which is key to achieving the sustainability of urban water resources and services. The IUWM incorporates: the systematic consideration of the various dimensions of...

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

Blanca Jimenez Cisneros, Joan B. Rose
March 24, 2009

Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of...

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

Blanca Jimenez Cisneros, JOAN B ROSE
March 24, 2009

Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of...

Urban Water in Japan

Urban Water in Japan

Rutger de Graaf, Fransje Hooimeijer
June 04, 2008

Water control is essential to Japan, as more than half of its invested capital is concentrated in elevations under sea level and the majority of the island nation is exceptionally vulnerable to flooding. To avoid potential crisis, the Japanese have developed exceptionally innovative water...

Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Iwona Wagner, Jiri Marsalek, Pascal Breil
November 15, 2007

Aquatic habitats supply a wide range of vital ecosystem benefits to cities and their inhabitants. The unsustainable use of aquatic habitats, including inadequate urban water management itself, however, tends to alter and reduce their biodiversity and therewith diminish their ability to provide...

Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Tim Fletcher, Ana Deletic
November 15, 2007

Integrated urban water management relies on data allowing us to analyse, understand and predict the behaviour of the individual water cycle components and their interactions. The concomitant monitoring of the complex of urban water system elements makes it possible to grasp the entirety of...

Urban Water Cycle Processes and Interactions: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Urban Water Cycle Processes and Interactions: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

Jiri Marsalek, Blanca Jimenez Cisneros, Mohammad Karamouz, Per-Arne Malmquist, Joel Avruch Goldenfum, Bernard Chocat
September 20, 2007

Effective management of urban water should be based on a scientific understanding of the impact of human activity on both the urban hydrological cycle – including its processes and interactions – and the environment itself. Such anthropogenic impacts, which vary broadly in time and space, need to...

More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

Fransje Hooimeijer, Wout van der Toorn Vrijthoff
September 20, 2007

The perceptibly changing climate has resulted in more precipitation in a small number of short periods. As most urban water management systems were developed at a time when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year, they cannot deal properly with the new circumstances, and high...

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