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Articulating the new urban water paradigm

Franco-Torres, Manuel and Rogers, Briony C. and Harder, Robin (2021). Articulating the new urban water paradigm. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 51 , 2777-2823
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Urban water systems in industrialized countries have underpinned unprecedented improvements in urban living standards through effective drinking water supply, sanitation and drainage. However, conventional urban water systems are increasingly regarded as too rigid and not sufficiently resilient to confront growing social, technological and environmental complexity and uncertainty, manifested, for example, in the maladaptation to climate change, depletion of nonrenewable resources, and degrading urban livability. In response, a new urban water paradigm has emerged in the last two decades within the context of a broader societal change that promotes a more organic worldview over the classical mechanistic and technocratic understanding of reality. This article develops and applies an analytical framework to coherently describe the new paradigm and contrast it with the old urban water paradigm. The framework includes a philosophical foundation and set of methodological principles that shape the new paradigm's approach to governance, management, and infrastructure.

Authors/Creators:Franco-Torres, Manuel and Rogers, Briony C. and Harder, Robin
Title:Articulating the new urban water paradigm
Series Name/Journal:Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:2777-2823
Number of Pages:47
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Paradigm shift, new water paradigm, integrated urban water management, sustainable urban water management, water sensitive urban design, complexity
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ID Code:26076
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
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Deposited On:08 Nov 2021 10:25
Metadata Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 10:31

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