Session 17 – “Urban Water Management”

Background

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.

Keywords: Urban Floods, Urban Landscapes, Stakeholder Participation, Policy Implementation

Objectives

  • Exchange about different measures to enhance urban water security
  • Discuss the role of stakeholders for the implementation of measures toward water secure and water sensitive cities
  • Evaluate policy measures and recommend ways for effective implementation

Session Plan

Moderation: Günther Straub

Oral Presentations

Shinde, Victor | Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Evaluating Citizen Support for Water Security Enhancement
(263)

Heintz, Marc Daniel | Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln, AöR, Germany
Coping with Urban Flash Floods in Cologne (261)

Chang, Chih-Wei | SWA Group, American Society of Landscape Architects
Evolving Urban Landscapes in the Tightening Water Budget: A San Francisco Story (284)

Adelegan, Joseph Akinkugbe | University of Venda, Limpopo, South Africa
Novel Non-Sewered Sanitation Model: A Cheaper and More Efficient Option for Africa (171)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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    Room: Peking 2

    Organized by Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), TH Köln

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organized by Günther Straub

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