Special Issue "Urban Water Cycle Modelling and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Meenakshi Arora
Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Group, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia
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Interests: integrated urban water management; fluoride in drinking water and its health impacts; fluoride and arsenic removal from groundwater; contaminant transport and remediation in land and groundwater
Prof. Dr. Hector Malano
Professor of Water Resources Management; Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Bldg 176, University of Melbourne, Parkville Vic 3010, Australia
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Interests: irrigation management; water resources planning; climate change adaptation; urban water cycle modelling and management; sustainability; urbanization; water policy and environmental management
Many major cities of the world face challenges arising from growing and urbanizing populations, a changing climate, and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events. Existing centralized water services, operating at, or close to, full capacity, are not sufficient to cope with the associated increase in water demand. Replacing the entire centralized infrastructure is very difficult within the existing environmental and economic constraints. Water services, in such case, can be provided through the integration of decentralized and centralized systems, which are referred to as hybrid water supply systems.
The premise of hybrid water supply systems is that the provision of alternative water sources at local scales can extend the capacity of existing centralized water supply infrastructure. However, it is important to recognize the challenges associated with diversification of water source portfolios, such as increased energy intensity and greenhouse emission (GHG) of urban water systems, overall cost, community acceptance and livability, altered flow and composition of wastewater and storm water impacting on the effectiveness and performance of existing infrastructure. Undertaking the diversification of water sources, however, implies a detailed understanding and capacity to analyse the performance of the entire water cycle. This Special Issue invites papers that deal with comprehensive modelling of urban water cycle and its management as a dynamic system.
Dr. Meenakshi Arora
Prof. Dr. Hector M Malano
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- Urban water cycle
- Distributed systems
- alternative water supply sources