Urbanization under a Changing Climate

Impacts on Urban Hydrology

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June 2021
180 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0810-8 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0811-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Urbanization under a Changing Climate – Impacts on Urban Hydrology that was published in

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In response to the increasing urbanization, advances in the science of urban hydrology have improved urban water system management, creating more livable cities in which public safety and health, as well as the environment, are protected. The ultimate goal of urban water management is to mimic the hydrological cycle prior to urbanization. On top of urbanization, climate change, which has been demonstrated to alter the hydrological cycle in all respects, has introduced additional challenges to managing urban water systems. To mitigate and adapt to urbanization under a changing climate, understanding key hydrologic components should expand to include complex issues brought forth by climate change. Thus, effective and efficient measures can be formulated. This Special Issue of Water presents a variety of research papers that span a range of spatial and temporal scales of relevance in different societies’ efforts in adapting to the eminent changes in climate and the continuous changes in the landscape. From mitigating water quality in permeable pavements and bioretention swales to understanding changes in groundwater recharge in large regions, this Special Issue examines the state-of-the-art in sustainable urban design for adaptation and resiliency.
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permeable asphalt; heavy metal; leaching behavior; MSWI-BAA; stormwater; low impact development; sustainable urban drainage systems; stormwater modelling; urban development; GIS; SAW; decision-making; strategic planning; spatial analysis; stormwater quality; fecal coliforms; Vancouver Island; nearshore areas; bacteria loading; multinomial logistic regression; periodicity analysis; land use impacts; climate impacts; green roof; energy performance; low impact development; heat island effect; bio-retention; green infrastructure; runoff control performance; storm inlet hydraulics; flow distribution hydraulics; climate change; urbanization; low impact development; stormwater; urban runoff; Toronto; Montreal; Vancouver; flooding; geospatial modeling; groundwater level; trends; non-stationarity; climate variability; land use/land cover change; developing cities; n/a

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