The Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing 'Water Sensitive Urban Design': Lessons form Stormwater Management in Victoria, Australia

Date

2015

Authors

Hussey, Karen
Kay, Esther

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London

Abstract

Responding to pressure on the natural and built environments from population growth, the need for safe and secure water to support resilient and liveable communities, and the need to adapt to increased climate risk and vulnerability, many cities around the world have sought new ways to develop, manage, and sustain their urban environments. One such concept is 'water sensitive urban design' (WSUD). WSUD is the integrated design of the urban water cycle, incorporating water supply, wastewater, stormwater and groundwater management, urban design and environmental protection. The focus of this chapter is on the challenges of implementing WSUD, specifically with respect to the stormwater management aspects of WSUD.

Description

Keywords

Citation

Source

Type

Book chapter

Book Title

Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition

Entity type

Access Statement

License Rights

DOI

/10.1007/978-94-017-9801-3_27

Restricted until

2037-12-31