Urban Water Management: Science Technology and Service Delivery

  • Roumen Arsov
  • Jiri Marsalek
  • Ed Watt
  • Evzen Zeman

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Challenges in Management of Urban Waters: Impacts on Receiving Waters

  3. Urban Drainage

  4. Urban Flood Protection

  5. Challenges in Urban Water Supply

  6. CSO Management and Control

    1. Adrian J Saul
      Pages 179-190

About these proceedings

Introduction

Urban population growth dramatically alters material and energy fluxes in the affected areas, with concomitant changes in landscape, altered fluxes of water, sediment, chemicals and pathogens and increased releases of waste heat. These changes then impact on urban ecosystems, including water resources and result in their degradation. Such circumstances make the provision of water services to urban populations even more challenging. Changing weather patterns, rising temperature and large variations in precipitation contr- ute to increased damages, caused by weather related disasters, including floods. Ones of the major contributors to increasing flood peaks are land use changes and particularl- urban development. Consequently, there is a need to look for low environmental impact land development and to manage runoff in urban areas by storm water management. Much progress in the management of urban waters has been achieved in the most - vanced jurisdictions, but much more remains to be done. In this respect the EC Water Framework Directive can provide some guidance. Urban water management issues are particularly important in the countries in transition in Central and Eastern Europe. During the last decade political, economical and social changes in the countries under transition have influenced almost every element of the public sector, including water services. There is an urgent need for exchange of information among various countries on this issue and for identification of best approaches to achieving this transition.

Keywords

Transformation Water supply data mining development environment groundwater information model modeling pollution quality assurance stormwater

Editors and affiliations

  • Roumen Arsov
    • 1
  • Jiri Marsalek
    • 2
  • Ed Watt
    • 3
  • Evzen Zeman
    • 4
  1. 1.Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Faculty of HydrotechnicsUniversity of ArchitectureSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.National Water Research InstituteBurlingtonCanada
  3. 3.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  4. 4.DHI-Hydroinform a.s.PragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0057-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1540-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0057-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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