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An Overview of the Impacts of Land Use Land Cover Changes (1980–2014) on Urban Water Security of Kolkata

Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germany
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Received: 13 June 2018 / Revised: 3 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 30 July 2018
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Abstract

Urban Water Security is essential in urban planning to manage cities’ water infrastructures and strengthen their water stress resilience and adaptive capacities. Decision making, governance and socio-economic factors play important roles in achieving Urban Water Security. Kolkata is a growing megacity in a developing country, which is facing rising pressures on water-environmental provisions due to the rapid population growth and urbanization and resultant governance and infrastructural issues. This review focusses on Kolkata, which is facing critical water issues, as a case study. The study presents an overview of the urban water (in)security and its dimensions in Kolkata city, such as water consumption and distribution in the city along with the changing land use-land cover of the city area, based on the results obtained from the satellite data-based land use-land cover classification, available literature, and documents from public institutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: population growth; land use-land cover; image classification; change detection; water security population growth; land use-land cover; image classification; change detection; water security
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Mukherjee, S.; Bebermeier, W.; Schütt, B. An Overview of the Impacts of Land Use Land Cover Changes (1980–2014) on Urban Water Security of Kolkata. Land 2018, 7, 91.

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