About this Research Topic
Changes to water balance due to land use practices and climate change not only lead to water shortage during the extended dry period, but also increase the flood risk during wet season. Sustainable urban stormwater management plays a very important role in water balance control and security. With the increasing need to meet demands for innovative technologies and address climate change, stormwater engineers are facing a stiffer challenge to produce effective and sustainable drainage systems in urban setup. This requires incorporation of new technologies and innovations into the design of drainage facilities, as well as improved management practices; therefore, minimising the risk associated with such changes constitutes an urgent priority to increase water security and enhance the resilience of people to make tomorrow better than today.
This Research Topic will mainly focus on urban drainage systems and interdisciplinary stormwater management strategies, from research on risk probability, to economy damage, vulnerability, and other related approaches. The Research Topic aims to attract studies which facilitate the understanding of how we can (i) minimise the impact of urbanisation on the water environment and (ii) strike a balance between social, economic, and environmental concerns to achieve sustainable development. The mission to achieve sustainable urban stormwater management under a changing climate poses a challenge that is necessary in order to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on clean water and sanitation, SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 13 on climate action.
The scope of this Research Topic focuses on interdisciplinary stormwater management research and vulnerability (or resilience), but it also welcomes research on:
- Innovative approaches of urban greenery and environmental quality;
- Enhancement of sound engineering-science-policy interactions;
- Co-creation of strategies and tools for stormwater management transformations; and,
- Pursuit of sustainability through environmental improvement.
Keywords: Urban drainage, flooding, drought, pollution, climate change, nature based solutions, green infrastructure, water quality control, water quantity control, SUDs, LID, BMPs, SDGs
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