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Sustainable urban stormwater management : water sensitive urban design perceptions, drivers and barriers

Lee, Shinyi & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Sustainable urban stormwater management : water sensitive urban design perceptions, drivers and barriers. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Rethinking Sustainable Development : Urban Management, Engineering, and Design. IGI Global, Engineering Science Reference, Hershey Pa, pp. 26-37.

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Abstract

Stormwater has been recognised as one of the main culprits of aquatic ecosystem pollution and as a significant threat to the goal of ecological sustainable development. Water sensitive urban design is one of the key responses to the need to better manage urban stormwater runoff, the objectives of which go beyond rapid and efficient conveyance. Underpinned by the concepts of sustainable urban development, water sensitive urban design has proven to be an efficient and environmentally-friendly approach to urban stormwater management, with the necessary technical know-how and skills already available. However, large-scale implementation of water sensitive urban design is still lacking in Australia due to significant impediments and negative perceptions. Identification of the issues, barriers and drivers that affect sustainability outcomes of urban stormwater management is one of the first steps towards encouraging the wide-scale uptake of water sensitive urban design features which integrate sustainable urban stormwater management. This chapter investigates key water sensitive urban design perceptions, drivers and barriers in order to improve sustainable urban stormwater management efforts.

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ID Code: 38876
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Sensitive Development, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Low Impact Urban Design, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-022-7.ch003
ISBN: 9781616920227
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
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 2010 IGI Global
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or distributed in any form or by any means, electroic or mechanical, including photocopying, without written permission from the publisher. Product or company names used in this set are for identification purposes only. Inclusion of the names of the products or companies does not indicate a claim of ownership by IGI Global of the trademark or registered trademark.
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2010 11:16
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:23

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