Nature Based Solutions and Water Security

Nature Based Solutions and Water Security
Author: Jan Cassin,John H. Matthews,Elena Lopez Gunn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN: 0128198982
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Solutions and Water Security Book Excerpt:

Nature-Based Solutions and Water Security: An Action Agenda for the 21st Century presents an action agenda for natural infrastructure on topics of standards and principles, technical evaluation and design tools, capacity building and innovative finance. Chapters introduce the topic and concepts of natural infrastructure, or nature-based solutions (NBS) and water security, with important background on the urgency of the global water crisis and the role that NBS can, and should play, in addressing this crisis. Sections also present the community of practice’s collective thinking on a prioritized action agenda to guide more rapid progress in mainstreaming NBS. With contributions from global authors, including key individuals and organizations active in developing NBS solutions, users will also find important conclusions and recommendations, thus presenting a collaboratively developed, consensus roadmap to scaling NBS. Covers all issues of water security and natural infrastructures Presents a comprehensive state of synthesis, providing readers with a solid grounding in the field of natural infrastructures and water security Includes a fully workable and intuitive roadmap for action that is presented as a guide to the most important actions for practitioners, research questions for academics, and information on promising careers for students entering the field

Natural infrastructure in the nexus

Natural infrastructure in the nexus
Author: Kara DiFrancesco,Todd Gartner,Suzanne Ozment,International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN),International Water Association (IWA),World Resources Institute (WRI)
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08-10
ISBN: 283171737X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural infrastructure in the nexus Book Excerpt:

This paper discusses how natural infrastructure, the networks of land and water that provide services to people, can help decision makers and infrastrucuture managers address interconnected challenges facing water, energy and food systems, often referred to as the "nexus." The paper examines reasons and ways to include natural infrastructure in this nexus, challenges that have prevented increased investment in natural infrastructure, and recommendations for moving forward.

Regional Water Security

Regional Water Security
Author: Robert C. Brears
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN: 1119661137
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Water Security Book Excerpt:

REGIONAL WATER SECURITY Regional Water Security provides new research on policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and green infrastructure (GI) in managing water resources across regions sustainably. In particular, with regional water security around the world at risk from climatic and non-climatic challenges impacting water quantity and water quality, this book, in addition to providing examples of demand management and GI being implemented in various locations globally, contains in-depth case studies that illustrate how regions, of differing climates, lifestyles, and income levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and GI to achieve regional water security for humans while protecting and restoring the natural environment. Regional Water Security will be of interest to regional water resource managers, town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies, and organizations as well as environmental NGOs, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Regional Water Security

Regional Water Security
Author: Robert C. Brears
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 1119661110
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Water Security Book Excerpt:

REGIONAL WATER SECURITY Regional Water Security provides new research on policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and green infrastructure (GI) in managing water resources across regions sustainably. In particular, with regional water security around the world at risk from climatic and non-climatic challenges impacting water quantity and water quality, this book, in addition to providing examples of demand management and GI being implemented in various locations globally, contains in-depth case studies that illustrate how regions, of differing climates, lifestyles, and income levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of demand management and GI to achieve regional water security for humans while protecting and restoring the natural environment. Regional Water Security will be of interest to regional water resource managers, town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies, and organizations as well as environmental NGOs, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Water security and the sustainable development goals

Water security and the sustainable development goals
Author: Centre international pour la sécurité et la gestion durable de l'eau
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 9231003232
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security

Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security
Author: Mike Acreman,David Coates,Rob Mcinnes,Nick Davidson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN: 9780815360254
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security Book Excerpt:

Urban agriculture in the Gauteng City Region s green infrastructure network

Urban agriculture in the Gauteng City Region   s green infrastructure network
Author: Eliana Camargo Nino,Sam Lane,Kanako Okano,Irvanu Rahman,Bo Peng,Hannah Benn,Christina Culwick Fatti,Gillian Maree,Samkelisiwe Khanyile,Dr Carla Washbourne
Publsiher: Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO)
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN: 0620878622
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban agriculture in the Gauteng City Region s green infrastructure network Book Excerpt:

The aim of this occasional paper is to gain a better understanding of urban agriculture within the green infrastructure network in the City of Johannesburg and to identify the range of ecosystem services that could be delivered when maintaining and investing in these assets. The analysis in this paper adopts a multi-method approach to (1) identify the interlinkages between urban agriculture and social, economic and environmental systems in the City of Johannesburg; (2) validate these critical interlinkages with stakeholder input and ground-level experience of urban agriculture; and (3) visualise these interlinkages through a spatial analysis of food gardens in the City of Johannesburg.

Managing Water Under Uncertainty and Risk United Nations World Water Development Report 4 3 Vols

Managing Water Under Uncertainty and Risk  United Nations World Water Development Report  4  3 Vols
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 909
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 9231042351
Category: Risk assessment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Water Under Uncertainty and Risk United Nations World Water Development Report 4 3 Vols Book Excerpt:

Released every three years since March 2003, the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR), a flagship UN-Water report published by UNESCO, has become the voice of the United Nations system in terms of the state, use and management of the world's freshwater resources. The report is primarily targeted at national decision-makers and water resource managers, but is also aimed at educating and informing a broader audience, from governments to the private sector and civil society. It underlines the important roles water plays in all social, economic and environmental decisions, highlighting policy implications across various sectors, from local and municipal to regional and international levels. Similarly to the first two editions, this report includes a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of several key challenge areas, such as water for food, energy and human health, and governance challenges such as institutional reform, knowledge and capacity-building, and financing, each produced by individual UN agencies.

EThekwini s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape

EThekwini s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape
Author: Richard Meissner
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2020
ISBN: 3030530515
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EThekwini s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape Book Excerpt:

This book offers the reader a deeper understanding of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipalitys green and ecological infrastructure policy landscape. The author utilises the PULSE3 analytical framework to conduct an in-depth examination and to show how experts frame and implement the municipalitys green and ecological infrastructure strategies and projects. Although the initial purpose of this book was to investigate the role of green and ecological infrastructures in eThekwinis water security aspirations, the author realised that climate change adaptation and mitigation play a more central role in motivating the municipality to develop and implement such science-driven projects. To be sure, science that is informed by a positivist paradigm, guides how, where and when the municipality should develop green and ecological infrastructures. Furthermore, a positivistic stance is generated in this policy landscape, where science and politics meet at a local government level, and the book offers an insight into the science-policy interface, as well as the normative and value orientations that positivism often ignores. The book also shows the usefulness of the PULSE3 framework and how it can assist scientists in all fields to gain a deeper understanding of the complications that are faced by humankind. This book fills a market gap by providing a view of how scientists think about problems and how to solve them by using established paradigms and theories.

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security
Author: Binaya Kumar Mishra,Shamik Chakraborty,Pankaj Kumar,Chitresh Saraswat
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN: 3030531104
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Book Excerpt:

This book presents solutions to address water security in rapidly urbanizing cities, and explores the new paradigms of water security in changing contexts. Highlighting the latest developments in water research, changes in water policy, and current discourses on water security, the book also provides information and tools for local stakeholders, water managers, and policymakers to build the capacity for sustainable water governance. The book discusses a wide range of sustainable solutions and their implementation to ensure that the balance between water supply and demand remains sustainable in the long term, with a focus on local solutions to build capacity and developing policy awareness for a wide range of stakeholders. As the concept of urban water security in changing contexts is open to multiple interpretations, the authors set out various approaches. Providing an overview of the changing perspectives of urban water security in different contexts, the book is based on findings of the Asia-Pacific Network water security project at the United Nations University, Tokyo, as well as the authors' current research-based at Pokhara University, Nepal, Hosei University, Tokyo, Institute for the Global Environmental Strategies, Japan and the Australian National University, Australia. The book also includes the views of international authorities (such as water experts) on the subject. The solutions are complemented by analysis of case studies of various localized sustainable solutions at different scales. The book is a valuable resource for water professionals and policymakers around the globe, academics, teachers working in water-related areas, NGOs, think thanks, water research institutes, donor organizations, and international and local water utility services.

OECD Studies on Water Water Governance in Peru

OECD Studies on Water Water Governance in Peru
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 9264429883
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Water Governance in Peru Book Excerpt:

While COVID-19 has hit Peru particularly hard, with more than half a million cases, the pandemic further emphasised the importance of water and sanitation for health, the environment and the economy. The country is not yet on track to meet the targets of SDG 6 “Clean water and sanitation” by 2030, with 3.4 million Peruvians (10.2% of the population) lacking improved access to water services and 8 million Peruvians (25.5%) without improved access to sewerage services, and a large urban-rural divide.

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change
Author: Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN: 3319218557
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change Book Excerpt:

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.

Blue and Green Cities

Blue and Green Cities
Author: Robert C. Brears
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-03-07
ISBN: 1137592583
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue and Green Cities Book Excerpt:

This book offers new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably. The author argues that urban water managers have traditionally relied on grey infrastructural solutions to mitigate risks with numerous economic and environmental consequences. Brears explores the role urban water managers have in implementing blue-green infrastructure to reduce ecological damage and mitigate risk. The case studies in this book illustrate how cities, of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water, wastewater and stormwater sustainably to reduce environmental degradation and enhance resilience to climate change. This new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably will be of interest to those working on water conservation and policy.

Water Security

Water Security
Author: Bruce Lankford,Karen Bakker,Mark Zeitoun,Declan Conway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1136285857
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Security Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a concept it is open to multiple interpretations, and the authors here set out the various approaches to the topic from different perspectives. Key themes addressed include: Water security as a foreign policy issue The interconnected variables of water, food, and human security Dimensions other than military and international relations concerns around water security Water security theory and methods, tools and audits. The book is loosely based on a masters level degree plus a short professional course on water security both given at the University of East Anglia, delivered by international authorities on their subjects. It should serve as an introductory textbook as well as be of value to professionals, NGOs, and policy-makers.

Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development

Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development
Author: Michael Redclift,Delyse Springett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 1135040710
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and democracy as well as limited throughput of materials and energy. The nature of sustainable development and the book’s theorization of the concept underline the need for interdisciplinarity in the discourse as exemplified in each chapter of this volume. The Handbook employs a critical framework that problematises the concept of sustainable development and the struggle between discursivity and control that has characterised the debate. It provides original contributions from international experts coming from a variety of disciplines and regions, including the Global South. Comprehensive in scope, it covers, amongst other areas: Sustainable architecture and design Biodiversity Sustainable business Climate change Conservation Sustainable consumption De-growth Disaster management Eco-system services Education Environmental justice Food and sustainable development Governance Gender Health Indicators for sustainable development Indigenous perspectives Urban transport The Handbook offers researchers and students in the field of sustainable development invaluable insights into a contested concept and the alternative worldviews that it has fostered.

Water and Climate Change Adaptation

Water and Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 178040574X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Climate Change Adaptation Book Excerpt:

This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new "waterscape". It examines the range and complexity of possible changes in the water cycle and the challenges of making practical, on-site adaptation decisions for water. It offers policymakers a risk-based framework and guidance to "know", "cap" and "manage" water risks in order to provide flexibility and improve decisions despite the lack of reliable predictions. It draws insights from a stock take of current policy efforts to adapt water systems across all 34 member countries and the European Union, including water-related aspects of National Adaptation Plans and Strategies, specific policy measures, and financing programmes. Finally, the report examines the use of economic instruments to promote adaptation (e.g. insurance schemes, water markets and banks, water pricing), incentives for ‘green’ infrastructure and ecosystem-based approaches, and financing issues.

The United Nations world water development report 2018

The United Nations world water development report 2018
Author: WWAP
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN: 9231002643
Category: Water quality management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations world water development report 2018 Book Excerpt:

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 9264200444
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters Book Excerpt:

This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new "waterscape".

Water and Cities in Latin America

Water and Cities in Latin America
Author: Ismael Aguilar-Barajas,Jürgen Mahlknecht,Jonathan Kaledin,Marianne Kjellén,Abel Mejía-Betancourt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN: 1317906896
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Cities in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form. This work fills a gap in the literature by providing both thematic overviews and case study chapters. It reviews key aspects of why water matters in cities and presents case studies on topics such as groundwater management, green growth and water services, inequalities in water supply, the financing of water services and flood management. Detailed examples are described from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, and there is also a chapter comparing lessons which might be learnt from US cities. Contributing authors are drawn from both within and outside the region, including from the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD and World Bank to set the issues in a global context.

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries
Author: Shalini Dhyani,Mrittika Basu,Harini Santhanam,Rajarshi Dasgupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 9811671281
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries Book Excerpt:

This edited book discusses Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) from conception to implementation in building resilience and urban sustainability. The book emphasizes on infrastructures, institutions, and perceptions as three main pillars of implementing and managing successful BGI, with a special focus on Asia. The book highlights concepts as well as field-based experiences from different parts of Asia by experts, with a special focus on advances and opportunities in advancing BGI, challenges and constraints, followed by case studies on BGI mainstreaming. It addresses sustainable water management, multiscale environmental design, environmental risk assessment, and finally understanding policy implications and concerns for BGI mainstreaming in growing urban sprawls of the region. There has been growing global momentum and recognition of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) as a multifunctional Nature-based Solution (NbS) with multiple co-benefits. There is strong evidence from many urban centres of Europe, USA, China, and South Africa demonstrating that mainstreaming BGI can help in addressing growing vulnerability of urban areas by ensuring safety, resilience, and sustainability for urban residents in the warming world. This book is a timely contribution for researchers, students, scholars, urban planners, consultants, and policy makers in the fields of environment, resilience, urban planning, climate adaptation, and sustainability science.