Title: Contextual water management, from necessity to opportunity 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Valkman, R., Lems, P. (2004) Contextual water management: From necessity to opportunity, Novatech 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Valkman, R. 
Other Authors/Producers: Lems, P. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/Publications ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Short description: Source control measures seem to be the new way to approach problems in the water system. By local infiltration and daylighting stormwater discharge, water becomes ones again part of the living environment after decades of being underground. Because of this, the work field of the water manager has become more complex, dealing not only with the technical aspects, but also with spatial and social aspects within the context of the dynamic urban area. This paper is about how to deal with this complexity the water manager experiences in his altering field of work. Three forms of water management will be painted using the aspect theory and complexity theory as building bricks. These forms enable the water manager to reflect on water management. In addition to this the forms show that the interaction with the living environment not only is necessary, but also offers new opportunities as contextual water management can take up the challenge of nowadays water problems. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006