Strategies, Methods and Outlook
Edited by Daniel A. Mazmanian and Hilda Blanco
Chapter 3: Potable, stormwater and wastewater city strategies in the context of climate change
This chapter describes the challenges to supply water services for cities in the future, considering the impacts of climate change. Many of these challenges will be present even in the absence of climate variation as they are also caused by population growth, types of development and the in efficient management of urban water worldwide. Options to address the problems identified are presented, highlighting those specifically linked to climate change adaptation or mitigation measures. One important aspect is the need to review the concept of urban water services as it has been made urgent by the need to properly manage water in cities.
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