Enhancing Urban Water Resilience: Science-based Approaches and Strategies for Asian Megacities

Jalilov, Shokhrukh-Mirzo, Masago, Yoshifumi, Nishikawa, Junko, Bai, Xuemei, Elmqvist, Thomas, Takeuchi, Kazuhiko and Fukushi, Kensuke (2017). Enhancing Urban Water Resilience: Science-based Approaches and Strategies for Asian Megacities. UNU-IAS Policy Brief Series. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author Jalilov, Shokhrukh-Mirzo
    Masago, Yoshifumi
    Nishikawa, Junko
    Bai, Xuemei
    Elmqvist, Thomas
    Takeuchi, Kazuhiko
    Fukushi, Kensuke
    Title Enhancing Urban Water Resilience: Science-based Approaches and Strategies for Asian Megacities
    Series Title UNU-IAS Policy Brief Series
    Volume/Issue No. 9
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract In Asia, urban water security garners much greater attention than any other water-related issue. This is largely because of deteriorating infrastructure, rising demand for water and sanitation, water pollution, floods, and ineffective decision-making, all of which threaten city residents’ safety and security. This policy brief presents several science-based concepts and frameworks that could be applied to Asian urban water issues and contribute to achieving water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): • Utilize the multifunctional nature of urban water systems — integrate city planning with the urban water environment to consider synergies and tradeoffs, and create win-win situations • Adapt principles of the circular economy for cities’ water management, to result in an increase of economic benefits • Introduce small-scale, decentralized, modern water-quality technologies vital to solving emerging urban water challenges • Most importantly, central governments should foster supportive environments for innovative science-based solutions to build urban water resilience
    Keyword Resilience
    Urban water environment
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 24093017
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