Sustainable water provision : alternative strategy and sources in the era of climate change

Lee, Shinyi & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Sustainable water provision : alternative strategy and sources in the era of climate change. In Conference Proceedings of the Second Infrastructure Theme Postgraduate Conference 2009 - Rethinking Sustainable Development: Planning, Infrastructure Engineering, design and Managing Urban Infrastructure, Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, pp. 196-209.

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As a result of rapid urbanisation, population growth, change in lifestyles, pollution and the impacts of climate change, water provision has become a critical challenge for planners and policy-makers. In the wake of increasingly difficult water provision and drought, the notion that freshwater is a finite and vulnerable resources is increasingly being realised. Many city administrations around the World are struggling to provide water security for their residents to maintain lifestyle and economic grouth. This paper review the glocalalternatives to current water sources, including that of desalination, water transfers, recycling, and integrated water management. A comparative study on alternative resources is undertaken and the results are discussed.

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ID Code: 29547
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Freshwater, Climate Change, Water Provision, Infrastructure
ISBN: 978-174107-270-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 (please consult the authors).
Copyright Statement: This publication documents conference proceedings. Reproduction, but not modification, is permissable without the authors' consent but must be referenced appropriately. No modification of this publication's contents is allowed.
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2011 01:21
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011 04:28

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