I am Amsterdam Rainproof
Oct12

I am Amsterdam Rainproof

Amsterdam is a global leader in using Water Sensitive Urban Design Click & Tweet! (WSUD) principles to manage water sustainably and be resilient to climate change. What is WSUD? The International Water Association has officially launched The IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities that outlines a framework to assist urban leaders and professionals to develop and implement their vision for sustainable urban water and resilient planning...

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Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City
Sep28

Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City

Cities across the world are experiencing radical transformations in the way they manage resources as well as implement infrastructure. In particular, Smart Cities are based on new ways of conceiving buildings, neighborhoods as well as water and wastewater services: the benefit being enhanced resource efficiency, increased resilience to climate change and lowered carbon emissions. Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City In...

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New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)
Aug13

New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)

In the 21st Century, the world will see an unprecedented migration of people moving from rural to urban areas. With global demand for water projected to outstrip supply in the coming decades, cities will likely face water insecurity as a result of climate change and the various impacts of urbanisation. Traditionally, urban water managers have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects to meet increased demands for...

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Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding
Jul01

Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding

Management of freshwater resources as well as coping with increasing natural disasters like flooding are issues currently plaguing cities across the globe. The higher frequency in extreme events like storms with a higher density of rainfall causing rapid flooding and violent landslides are just some of the many consequences associated with climate change (Momm-Schult et al., 2013). Cities have long changed the landscape and therefore...

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Cities becoming resilient while enhancing nature
Jun09

Cities becoming resilient while enhancing nature

In the 21st century cities around the world will face increasing pressure on resources and infrastructure from rising populations, urban sprawl and climate change. To ensure cities continue to be the center of global economic activity and happiness cities need to become resilient to all types of shocks both natural and man-made Click & Tweet! , where resilience is defined as the capacity of cities to function, so that the people...

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