Title: Urban Water Resources Toolbox 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Leif Wolf 
Other Authors/Producers: Brian Morris, S Burn 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Publisher: IWA Publishing 
Publisher City: Alliance House 12, Caxton Street London SW1H 0QS UK 
ISBN: 1843391384 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.iwapublishing.com:80/template.cfm?name=isbn184339 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Hardware
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Sampling techniques
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water supply
 
Short description: Holistic approaches are needed for cost-effective, sustainable urban water management systems. Groundwater is a key componenet of the urban water cycle of many cities, above all those located on aquifers, yet it is poorly incorporated into urban water management practices. This book describes holistic approaches for quantification and balancing of urban water and solute fluxes that have been developed by the joint Euro-Australian research project AISUWRS. 
Long description: New tools described in this book make up a series of interconnected models linking urban water supply, drainage and groundwater. The practicability of applying the models was tested by applying it in four cities in Australia, Germany, Slovenia and the UK that have diverse conditions in terms of hydrogeologic setup, climate and data availability. This permitted additional validation by field investigations, including monitoring assessing the impact of wastewater management practice on groundwater. The book provides guidance and examples of the application of multilevel piezometers, on adapted monitoring strategies, and the use for interpretation purposes of microbiological parameters, pharmaceutical residues and related marker species. The socio-economic analysis in the case study cities sometimes uncovered distinctively different problem perceptions and priorities, both in the groups of experts responsible for the water management and with the remaining stakeholders. The AISUWRS project has developed tools to foster these urgently required deliberation processes. Methodologies for formal sustainability assessment with a triple bottom line background were also elaborated and tested during the case studies. The case studies have shown that the approach is valid and constitutes an important step towards integrated urban water management. 
Link to Project(s): AISUWRS Assessing and Improving Sustainablilty of Urban Water Resources and Systems
 
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 16/03/2007