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World Water Week in Stockholm - World Water Week

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World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities.

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Evangelia Bazouki's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:18 PM
Register now for World Water Week 2013! 1-6 September | Stockholm, Sweden
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City – Water Goes Wireless - Washington Post - Washington Post

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City – Water Goes Wireless - Washington Post Washington Post CTIA_TWA_K_BIG Water is one of the most treasured natural resources on our planet, and effectively and safely providing it, and, after it's been used, taking it away and treating it, is...
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Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning

Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning | Water2013 | Scoop.it

Water has become a risk rather than an opportunity in our cities and that must change.


At Ecobuild, Professor Tony Wong, chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, spoke about the steady progression up the agenda of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia. Successive years of flooding and some of the worst droughts in history have threatened the health and wellbeing of the population and nearly brought industry grinding to a halt, prompting the government to think differently about water.

A new report published in March reinterprets the WSUD concept and its concludes: for too long, we have been designing water out of our cities when we should have been designing it in.


For example, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – the creation of ponds, wetlands, swales and basins that mimic natural drainage – can be a cost-effective way to prevent surface flooding while creating valuable public amenities. But we need to go further and join the dots between flood risk management and water resource management, and put water at the heart of discussions about what makes places great to live...


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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:10 AM

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Keith Thorogood's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:31 PM

Water resource management.