Title: UVQ: A tool for assessing the water and contaminant balance impacts of urban water development scenarios. In: Proceedings of the IWA World Water Forum. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Mitchell V.G., Diaper C. (2004): UVQ: A tool for assessing the water and contaminant balance impacts of urban water development scenarios. In: Proceedings of the IWA World Water Forum. 
Author 1/Producer: Mitchell V.G. 
Other Authors/Producers: Diaper C. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.urbanwater.de/results/publications/mitchell-diape ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
 
Short description: This paper presents the water and contaminant daily simulation model of the total water cycle, called UVQ. The model has been developed to provide a means for rapidly assessing conventional and non-conventional approaches to providing water supply, stormwater and wastewater services to urban allotments, neighbourhoods and study areas. The model is placed the context of other such models developed internationally through a brief literature review. This is followed by a description of the model and output examples, which is used to illustrate the utility of the model. UVQ is an effective preliminary assessment tool for determining the impacts of urban development options on the total water cycle, as well as the performance of a wide range of non-conventional demand and supply side management techniques. It compliments other aspects of an environmental assessment of options, along with more traditional aspects such as infrastructure costing. 
Link to Project(s): AISUWRS Assessing and Improving Sustainablilty of Urban Water Resources and Systems
 
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