Special Issue "Water Sensitive Urban Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019).
Interests: urban drainage; sustainability; economics; green infrastructure; integrated water management
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Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a term for the co-management of water and urban spaces. Originating from concepts developed in Australia in the last century, the concepts have been taken up in many parts of the world, albeit in many places using different terminology that is more locally-relevant (Fletcher et al., 2014). From an original focus on co-managing urban runoff to control diffuse pollution of waterways, advances in thinking have moved WSUD into an arena that encompasses all aspects of urban water systems, linked to ecosystem services, spatial urban form, and the provision of multiple benefits via integration of water management. Importantly, new tools are now becoming available to better understand how best to implement WSUD to maximise the multiple benefits to society (e.g., CRCWSC). It is therefore timely to launch this call for articles for a Special Issue of Water on WSUD. Although focused on the original concepts, papers from applications worldwide that set out to illustrate advances in practice, thinking and techniques related to WSUD, including where alternative terminology is used, are welcome. It is intended that the focus should be on water systems in, and for, urban areas: resources, supply, sanitation and stormwater management, and the integration of these with spatial form and planning with the aim of maximisation of the benefits to society as a whole. Papers are requested from the widest range of domains, including social science, economics, hydrology, urban planning, resource management and recovery, ecosystem services, as well as engineering and technology.
CRWSC (2018) Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities https://watersensitivecities.org.au/
Tim D. Fletcher, William Shuster, William F. Hunt, Richard Ashley, David Butler, Scott Arthur, Sam Trowsdale, Sylvie Barraud, Annette Semadeni-Davies, Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski, Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Gilles Rivard, Mathias Uhl, Danielle Dagenais & Maria Viklander (2014): SUDS, LID, BMPs, WSUD and more – The evolution and application of terminology surrounding urban drainage. Urban Water Journal, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.916314
Prof. Richard M. Ashley
Mr. Paul Shaffer
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- Water Sensitive Urban Design
- Urban Planning
- Integrated water management
- Blue-green infrastructure
- multiple benefits