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The Water Sensitive City

By: Gary Grant(Author)
218 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
The Water Sensitive City
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  • The Water Sensitive City ISBN: 9781118897669 Paperback Apr 2016 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £57.25
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The Water Sensitive City advocates a more thoughtful approach to urban water management. The approach involves reducing water consumption, harvesting rainwater, recycling rainwater and adopting Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) where surface water is not sent straight to drains but is intercepted by features like green roofs, rain gardens, swales and ponds.Cities in particular need to change the existing linear model of water consumption and use to a more circular one in order to survive. The Water Sensitive City brings together the various specialised technical discussions that have been continuing for some time into a volume that is more accessible to designers (engineers and architects), urban planners and managers, and policymakers.


About the Author xiii
Acknowledgement xv

1. Water and Cities 1
2. A Brief History of Water Supply and Sanitation 19
3. Demand 33
4. Supply 43
5. Climate Change and Water 55
6. Microclimate 69
7. Ecosystem Approach 81
8. Rivers and Coasts 95
9. Near-Natural Drainage 105
10. Reduce 121
11. Collect 131
12. Recycle 145
13. Water Quality 153
14. Future Water-Sensitive Cities 169

Useful Resources 183
Notes 191
Index 207

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By: Gary Grant(Author)
218 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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