The urban water cycle : towards integrated resource management and more sustainable water management systems

Dawes, Les & Reeves, Jim (2010) The urban water cycle : towards integrated resource management and more sustainable water management systems. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure : Technology, Planning and Management. IGI Global, Hershey Pa., pp. 31-43.

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The increasing scarcity of water in the world, along with rapid population increase in urban areas, gives reason for concern and highlights the need for integrating water and wastewater management practices. The uncontrolled growth in urban areas has made planning, management and expansion of water and wastewater infrastructure systems very difficult and expensive. In order to achieve sustainable wastewater treatment and promote the conservation of water and nutrient resources, this chapter advocates the need for a closed-loop treatment system approach, and the transformation of the traditional linear treatment systems into integrated cyclical treatment systems. The recent increased understanding of integrated resource management and a shift towards sustainable management and planning of water and wastewater infrastructure are also discussed.

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ID Code: 38328
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: sustainable water management, integrated water cycle, infrastructure planning
ISBN: 9781615207756
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Management (050205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Resources Engineering (090509)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IGI Global
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2010 00:22
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:19

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