Sustainable Urban Water Management

Published on Jan 1, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-65338-9_13
Antigoni Zafirakou5
Estimated H-index: 5
(A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Sources
Abstract
Sustainability in urban water management is of utmost importance. The distribution of water should depend not only on the availability of the valuable natural resources but also on its efficient use. Water quality plays an equally significant role since if different water uses are taken into account could provide a more sustainable water distribution. We establish that water quantity and quality should be jointly studied and managed in order to acquire a beneficial sustainable water environment for urban areas.
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
3 Citations
2011
1 Author (Xiao Liang)
3 Citations
2014
1 Author (J.L. Schnoor)
3 Citations
References18
Newest
#1Panagiotis Thrasyvoulou (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 1
#2Kyriacos Patsalosavvis (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 1
Last. Antigoni Zafirakou (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 5
view all 3 authors...
AbstractClimate change and improved life quality have increased water demand, while water supplies are shrinking. The increasing water demand in combination with extensive dry periods due to climate change has decreased water resources. The primary goal of this study was to suggest measures that can be taken to resolve the water supply insufficiency in Cyprus. Those measures should be as friendly as possible to the environment, so no further vulnerabilities are caused to the environment by treat...
2 CitationsSource
#1P. A. Londra (AUA: Agricultural University of Athens)H-Index: 9
#2A. T. TheocharisH-Index: 2
Last. V. Α. Tsihrintzis (NTUA: National Technical University of Athens)H-Index: 1
view all 4 authors...
Rainwater harvesting gains more and more ground as a modern, relatively inexpensive and simple water-saving technology, and as a sustainable water management practice, which saves water, and reduces stormwater runoff and peaks and non-point source pollution. In this paper, in order to determine the optimal size of rainwater harvesting tanks, two methods, the daily water balance method and the dry period demand method, are used in 75 regions of Greece to meet 30, 40 and 50 % of total water demand...
27 CitationsSource
#1Arun Subramani (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 16
#2Joseph G. Jacangelo (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 42
Abstract In this paper, a review of emerging desalination technologies is presented. Several technologies for desalination of municipal and industrial wastewater have been proposed and evaluated, but only certain technologies have been commercialized or are close to commercialization. This review consists of membrane-based, thermal-based and alternative technologies. Membranes based on incorporation of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes or graphene-based ones show promise as innovative desalination...
423 CitationsSource
#1Jing-chao Han (Fudan University)H-Index: 1
#2Gao XuelongH-Index: 3
Last. Chen YiH-Index: 2
view all 5 authors...
AbstractIn recent years, the pollution of receiving water induced by urban stormwater runoff has gained considerable attention. Meanwhile, rainwater is also a potential and valuable water resource, which may effectively mitigate the increasing water shortage. In the present study, the distributions and transport of nutrients and heavy metals in different stormwater runoff of two residential communities (site A and B) under the effect of drainage systems were discussed in detail. Site A with comb...
4 CitationsSource
#1Alcalde Sanz LauraH-Index: 3
#2Gawlik BerndH-Index: 1
39 CitationsSource
#1Georgios D. Gikas (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 20
#2Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 45
Summary Six pilot rainwater harvesting systems were installed in five urban, suburban and rural houses, and on a university campus. The systems consist of horizontal gutters to collect roof drainage, and downdrains which end into one or two plastic storage tanks. Devices were also provided to remove first-flush water. Water quality was monitored in the storage tanks and the first-flush devices during the 2-year period from October 2006 to November 2008. Water samples were collected at a frequenc...
101 CitationsSource
This study quantifies and maps the water footprint (WF) of humanity at a high spatial resolution. It reports on consumptive use of rainwater (green WF) and ground and surface water (blue WF) and volumes of water polluted (gray WF). Water footprints are estimated per nation from both a production and consumption perspective. International virtual water flows are estimated based on trade in agricultural and industrial commodities. The global annual average WF in the period 1996–2005 was 9,087 Gm3/...
1,125 CitationsSource
#1Maite M. AldayaH-Index: 17
#2Ashok ChapagainH-Index: 30
Last. Mesfin MekonnenH-Index: 36
view all 4 authors...
This manual presents a scientifically rigorous method to help companies understand their dependency and impact on global water resources, and offers guidance on response strategies that conserve water for industry, communities, and nature. It contains the global standard for water footprint assessment as developed and maintained by the Water Footprint Network. It covers a comprehensive set of definitions and methods for water footprint accounting. It shows how water footprints are calculated for...
1,228 Citations
#1C. A. HoweH-Index: 1
#2John ButterworthH-Index: 17
Last. K. VairavamoorhtyH-Index: 1
view all 5 authors...
7 Citations
#1Joseph CotruvoH-Index: 6
#2Nikolay VoutchkovH-Index: 14
Last. Sabine LattemannH-Index: 3
view all 6 authors...
33 CitationsSource
Cited By2
Newest
#1Sileshi Belew (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 4
#2Sultan Suleman (JU: Jimma University)H-Index: 14
Last. Bart De Spiegeleer (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 30
view all 5 authors...
Abstract This study performs an environmental risk assessment (ERA) of the anthelmintic medicine albendazole (ABZ) in the eastern African region. A systematic literature search strategy was applied to obtain quantitative information on the physicochemical characteristics, the metabolization-fate, the ecotoxicity and the environmental occurrence in different countries worldwide serving as model regions. In addition, in silico tools were employed to obtain data on physicochemical characteristics a...
2 CitationsSource
#1Jiří Schneider (Mendel University)H-Index: 3
#2M. Blahová (Mendel University)
Last. Ivana Lampartová (Mendel University)H-Index: 2
view all 4 authors...
Administration of the basins and watercourses in the Czech Republic is defined by Act No. 254/2001 Coll., on waters (the Water Act). It includes the state administration, administration of the river basins and administration of minor watercourses. It defines the rights and responsibilities of the administrators as well as obligations of the owners of the land on which the watercourse is located and the neighbouring land, and obligations of the owners of the water management works and structures ...
Source