Review Papers of Urban Water Management 2024

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 2840

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Interests: stormwater harvesting; water consumption in buildings; water efficiency; rainwater use in buildings; sustainability; permeable pavements; energy efficiency; buildings; climate change
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Dear Colleagues,

The section “Urban Water Management” is inviting esteemed researchers to submit high-quality review papers on the following topics: urban water infrastructure; urban water supply; urban drainage; urban catchment hydrology and modeling; sponge cities; stormwater management; rainwater harvesting; green roofs; permeable pavement systems; urban water contamination; the effects of urbanization; sustainable development; wastewater; urban wastewater reuse; flood risk management; climate change; and any other topic related to urban water management.

Prof. Dr. Enedir Ghisi
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Keywords

  • urban water infrastructure
  • urban water supply
  • urban drainage
  • urban catchment hydrology and modeling
  • sponge cities
  • stormwater management
  • rainwater harvesting
  • green roofs
  • permeable pavement systems
  • urban water contamination
  • effects of urbanization
  • sustainable development
  • wastewater
  • urban wastewater reuse
  • flood risk management
  • climate change

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Exploring Herbaceous Plant Biodiversity Design in Chinese Rain Gardens: A Literature Review
by Lin Shi, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran, Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof, Jing Zhao and Ruosha Liu
Water 2024, 16(11), 1586; https://doi.org/10.3390/w16111586 - 31 May 2024
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Amidst rapid urbanization and escalating environmental degradation in China’s urban areas due to climate change, traditional drainage systems struggle to cope with rainfall, resulting in frequent flood disasters. In response, rain gardens have emerged as ecologically practical stormwater management solutions that integrate urban [...] Read more.
Amidst rapid urbanization and escalating environmental degradation in China’s urban areas due to climate change, traditional drainage systems struggle to cope with rainfall, resulting in frequent flood disasters. In response, rain gardens have emerged as ecologically practical stormwater management solutions that integrate urban flood control with landscape design. Leveraging the dual benefits of rainwater purification and aesthetic enhancement provided by vegetation, herbaceous plant-based rain gardens have assumed a pivotal role in green infrastructure. However, dedicated research on the application of herbaceous plants in rain garden design is limited, especially within China’s water-stressed context. This study employs a literature review and case analysis to explore this critical issue. Initially, it delineates the concept of the sponge city introduced by the Chinese government. Subsequently, it reviews concepts and methods of plant biodiversity design in urban settings and rain gardens and elucidates the structure and function of rain gardens. Four Chinese rain gardens in different urban environments (old industrial areas, university campuses, urban villages, and urban highway green belts) were selected to examine the selection and arrangement of herbaceous plants while identifying deficiencies in their designs. Finally, feasibility suggestions are provided for the design of herbaceous plant diversity in Chinese rain gardens. This study’s findings can provide a reference for the planting design of herbaceous plants in rain gardens for other countries and regions with similar climates and environmental conditions. Full article
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Urban Water Consumption: A Systematic Literature Review
by Talita Flores Dias and Enedir Ghisi
Water 2024, 16(6), 838; https://doi.org/10.3390/w16060838 - 14 Mar 2024
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The study and analysis of urban water consumption habits in different regions contribute to the development of strategies aimed at secure water reduction and distribution. Within this context, knowledge of global water availability and the analysis of factors that influence consumption in different [...] Read more.
The study and analysis of urban water consumption habits in different regions contribute to the development of strategies aimed at secure water reduction and distribution. Within this context, knowledge of global water availability and the analysis of factors that influence consumption in different regions in distinct situations become extremely important. Several studies have been carried out in a number of countries and describe different approaches. The objective of this article is to learn about the strategies used in water consumption forecast and analysis. Most of the studies analysed seek to understand the factors influencing consumption in different building types. When it comes to residential buildings, the number of residents and the influence of economic issues on water consumption have an important role in this matter. In this context, pieces of research present the use of awareness campaigns as a strategy towards water use reduction. As a contribution, this article presents a systemic view of the pieces of research conducted and their contribution to forecasting water consumption in different regions. In conclusion, one observes the importance of analysing the factors influencing water consumption in different regions and scenarios, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article can help managers and researchers understand the main factors that influence water consumption and how this consumption takes place in different regions. Full article
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