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Water Centric Sustainable Communities

Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment

Water Centric Sustainable Communities by Vladimir Novotny
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The book that breaks new ground for creating water centric cities of the future

Outdated water and wastewater practices in conjunction with increased consumption from a growing population have left today's urban communities perilously close to running dry—or ironically—being inundated with stormwater-related floods. Water Centric Sustainable Communities departs from the traditional "clean water in, dirty water out" approach to establish a holistic paradigm for integrated water conservation and use in cities by embracing the three r's: reduce, reuse, recycle. This book provides the forum for lively discussion on the social concerns, technological challenges, planning issues, and economic woes putting up barriers to the reality of achieving a sustainable urban environment—and presents expert suggestions for overcoming them. Water Centric Sustainable Communities:

  • Includes case studies of successful implementations from cities around the world
  • Explores the history of urban water, stormwater, and wastewater management
  • Discusses not only newly planned and constructed infrastructure, but also the retrofit and upgrading of existing infrastructure
  • Offers new methods to integrate the new water paradigm with urban planning and design
  • Provides guidance on connecting microscale components (green roofs, pervious pavements, stream restoration and daylighting, riparian zone design, water reclamation and reuse, drainage, energy) in a distributed macroscale sustainable water ecosystem

The first book to combine landscape, water management, transportation, infrastructure, and triple bottom line assessment into one integrated system, Water Centric Sustainable Communities is inspired in its mission to avoid an unthinkable ecological catastrophe. It offers an eye-opening reminder of how today's actions can have a profound impact on tomorrow's survival by stressing the importance of stabilizing the Earth's water and energy supply now—to keep it sustainably flowing into the future.

Wiley; September 2010
624 pages; ISBN 9780470642849
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Title: Water Centric Sustainable Communities
Author: Vladimir Novotny; Jack Ahern; Paul Brown
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