Tools for urban water management and adaptation to climate change

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Tjandraatmadja, Grace; Stone-Jovicich, Samantha; Muryanto, Imbang; Suspawati, Erni; Gunasekara, Chethika; Iman, M.N.; Talebe, Agus

Tjandraatmadja, Grace; Stone-Jovicich, Samantha; Muryanto, Imbang; Suspawati, Erni; Gunasekara, Chethika; Iman, M.N.; Talebe, Agus


2013-02-10


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89 pp


This document is an introduction to tools available worldwide for use in integrated water management, a number of which have been adopted to increase resilience to climate change and improve overall sustainability of urban development. The document is not intended as an exhaustive reference, but as a guide to literature and information sources. The methodology adopted for development of this document was comprised of a review of the scientific and open literature on adaptation tools. A mix of tools is presented: (i) “soft” tools, aimed at eliciting social and behavioural change, and (b) “hard” tools, comprised of technological and engineering solutions. Brief descriptions are provided for each tool. Whilst the majority of tools have been known for long time, their function and the decision-making frameworks used for their selection have in current years been revisited in view of sustainability and adaptation to climate change. Often adaptation strategies adopt a mix of multiple tools. Overall, adoption of any of the tools is pursuant to the contextual needs of a specific case study and the specific needs and priorities observed at the time of implementation. In this document, the application of some of the tools to climate change adaptation is illustrated through selected case studies from Makassar, Indonesia, and from Australia. The case studies provide an analysis of the tools and interventions adopted and also of the lessons derived. The document is not intended to address the decision-making process involved in the selection of tools, but references which consider the topic are also provided.


CSIRO


Australia


climate adaptation; urban water; soft and hard tools


Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified


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https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58542d6b26f65


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EP128117


Technical Report (Author)


English


Tjandraatmadja, Grace; Stone-Jovicich, Samantha; Muryanto, Imbang; Suspawati, Erni; Gunasekara, Chethika; Iman, M.N.; Talebe, Agus. Tools for urban water management and adaptation to climate change. Australia: CSIRO; 2013. csiro:EP128117. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58542d6b26f65



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