Resilient Urban Water Management

The Resilient Urban Water Management Community of Practice concerns itself with identifying the main water challenges that cities face today and in the future.

The Resilient Urban Water Management Community of Practice concerns itself with identifying the main water challenges that cities face today and in the future, attempts to understand and benchmark how well the urban water cycle is managed and what are the key capacities and challenges for improvement and develops operational concepts, methods, models and tools to support more resilient water cycle designs, strategies and management approaches, able to deliver water services within the context of a highly uncertain future.

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Sustainability Index For Progress In Municipal Water And Wastewater Services

Sustainability Index For Progress In Municipal Water And Wastewater Services

The Swedish Sustainability Index is developed to increase the awareness of sustainability of water and wastewater services. A key aspect of the index is the ambition to capture long term sustainability by striking a balance between objective measurable data and more strategic …
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City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh

City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh

Population growth, urbanization, pollution, and climate change pose urgent water challenges in cities. The sustainability of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was evaluated using the City Blueprint approach. Originally, the City Blueprint was a set of 24 dedicated indicators. The approach …
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City Blueprint Amsterdam

City Blueprint Amsterdam

Various urban water-related services in Amsterdam were brought under one roof, culminating the country’s first water cycle company called Waternet in 2006. Waternet is responsible for surface water (rivers, canals, ditches and lakes), groundwater, stormwater, drinking water supply and waste water treatment. The city’s unique water cycle approach has …
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Resilience Assessment

Resilience Assessment

In the water wise cities project we propose a methodological framework that: (i) Helps the water industry think in a structured way about resilience using a set of currently applied and more sophisticated options. (ii). Proposes a specific set of quantifiable system-level metrics to assess the long term performance …
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Concepts for urban stormwater management and sewage systems

Concepts for urban stormwater management and sewage systems

Urban water infrastructures are increasingly facing challenges resulting from climate change and demographic developments. Using Berlin as an example, the project KURAS aims at demonstrating how the future waste water disposal, water quality, urban climate and quality of life in the city can be …
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City Blueprint Melbourne

City Blueprint Melbourne

The sustainability of Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) was reviewd in the city of Melbourne. Melbourne performs well and shows a good level of commitment to sustainable solutions. The city scores highly in areas such as water efficiency, waste water efficiency, e.g., climate adaptation. Nearly 30% of houses in …
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GCF Melbourne Project

GCF Melbourne Project

The water industry of Melbourne is in an interesting one having been through the Millennium Drought, a 15-year-long dry period in the southern regions of Australia. As a result of using the momentum of the drought, Melbourne is doing great on governance capacities in the field of water scarcity. …
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