Urban water management has manifold aspects as well as many players and stakeholders. This is why urban water security has to be approached in various ways. There is the need for bottom up as well as for top down approaches. Stakeholder involvement, awareness raising and planning approaches complement each other. Moreover there is the need for a solid data base to assess the status, to build models and give decision support and evaluate the implementation.
Presenters of this session will touch several of these aspects. Based on local cases they will give an insight into the willingness and awareness of citizen for water security enhancements, show how cities can cope with urban floods through awareness raising, guidelines and urban planning. Further on it will be highlighted how urban landscape is evolving through policy implementation and being demonstrated how modelling can be used to give recommendation on sewer systems.