Sustainable Urban Water Environment

Ashantha Goonetilleke , Tan Yigitcanlar , Godwin A. Ayoko , Prasanna Egodawatta
Publication Date: 
May, 2014

This multi-disciplinary book provides practical solutions for safeguarding the sustainability of the urban water environment.Firstly, the importance of the urban water environment is highlighted and the major problems urban water bodies face and strategies to safeguard the water environment are explored. Secondly, the diversity of pollutants entering the water environment through stormwater runoff are discussed and modelling approaches for factoring in climate change and future urban and transport scenarios are proposed. Thirdly, by linking the concepts of sustainable urban ecosystems and sustainable urban and transport development, capabilities of two urban sustainability assessment models are demonstrated.