Next Article in Journal
Waste Management in Industrial Construction: Investigating Contributions from Industrial Ecology
Previous Article in Journal
An Integrative DR Study for Optimal Home Energy Management Based on Approximate Dynamic Programming
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1206; doi:10.3390/su9071206

Stormwater Management toward Water Supply at the Community Scale—A Case Study in Northern Taiwan

Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, 10617 Taipei, Taiwan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 May 2017 / Revised: 1 July 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 18 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1871 KB, uploaded 18 July 2017]   |  

Abstract

Adaptation measures are necessary for reducing the impacts of extreme climatic events, especially at the community scale. Constructed wetlands and rainwater harvesting systems are commonly used as on-site water supply systems for distributed adaptation. The purpose of this study is to build a community water supply model and to evaluate the performance of low impact development (LID) modules as water supply facilities. The community water supply model simulates four water balances, namely, household storage, the constructed wetland, the rainwater harvesting system, and paddy fields. Three performance indicators are utilized, namely, the water saving efficiency, tolerance duration, and water use efficiency. The results show that the rainwater harvesting system saves up to 25.8% of the total domestic water demand, and the constructed wetland saves up to 40% of the irrigation water demand in Xingshi Village, located in northern Taiwan. In conclusion, the constructed wetland and rainwater harvesting system are good candidates for on-site water supply systems at the community scale. However, constructing a community water supply system requires more study, including a climate change risk assessment and the optimization of adaptation measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: water resources; stormwater; water supply system; community; low impact development water resources; stormwater; water supply system; community; low impact development
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Li, Y.-H.; Tung, C.-P.; Chen, P.-Y. Stormwater Management toward Water Supply at the Community Scale—A Case Study in Northern Taiwan. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1206.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top