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Assessing the Inclusion of Water Circularity Principles in Environment-Related City Concepts Using a Bibliometric Analysis

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Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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GOVCOPP, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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CESAM, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Wageningen Economic Research, Wageningen University and Research, 4, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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RISCO, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Jordi Morato Farreras, Nicola Tollin and Alexandros Makarigakis
Water 2022, 14(11), 1703; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111703
Received: 19 April 2022 / Revised: 20 May 2022 / Accepted: 23 May 2022 / Published: 25 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water and Human Settlements of the Future)
Cities face increasing water pressure and supply issues, jeopardizing the balance between growth and sustainable water resource use. Green, resilient, smart, circular, blue, water sensitive, or water-wise city concepts are increasingly part of the design of strategies to rethink cities. These concepts have motivated many studies, but little is known about their relative relevance among the scientific community and how they consider water circularity. The objective of this study is to assess how these city concepts incorporate water circularity principles. The assessment is based on a bibliometric analysis of scientific articles recently published. The findings show that despite the wide number of articles dedicated to the various city concepts, water circularity-related challenges are still a small niche of concern, strongly driven by European authors. Moreover, our study showed that water circularity principles are not equally considered among the different city concepts. This uneven assimilation of principles in influential city concepts unveiled gaps regarding water circularity. This brings a new perspective to the use of more integrated definitions, highlighting the importance of such principles in the future use of these concepts when envisioning roadmaps toward sustainable water use in cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: city concept; circular economy; water; bibliometric analysis city concept; circular economy; water; bibliometric analysis
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Miranda, A.C.; Fidélis, T.; Roebeling, P.; Meireles, I. Assessing the Inclusion of Water Circularity Principles in Environment-Related City Concepts Using a Bibliometric Analysis. Water 2022, 14, 1703. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111703

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Miranda AC, Fidélis T, Roebeling P, Meireles I. Assessing the Inclusion of Water Circularity Principles in Environment-Related City Concepts Using a Bibliometric Analysis. Water. 2022; 14(11):1703. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111703

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Miranda, Ana Catarina, Teresa Fidélis, Peter Roebeling, and Inês Meireles. 2022. "Assessing the Inclusion of Water Circularity Principles in Environment-Related City Concepts Using a Bibliometric Analysis" Water 14, no. 11: 1703. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111703

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