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Twenty-first century urban water management: the imperative for holistic and cross-disciplinary approach

  • Tamim YounosEmail author
  • Juneseok Lee
  • Tammy Parece
Article

Abstract

A symbiotic relationship exists between simultaneous urban development and population growth. Consequences of this relationship have caused deterioration of natural water resources and a continuous need for expansion of urban water infrastructure. In this article, authors discuss the impact of accelerated urbanization on water resources in the twentieth century and the imperatives for holistic and cross-disciplinary approach in water management to meet the twenty-first century quality of life goals. Impediments to futuristic urban water management are also discussed.

Keywords

Impact of urbanization Holistic water management Cross-disciplinary approach Quality of life goals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Green Water-Infrastructure AcademyWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Civil & Environmental Engineering DepartmentManhattan CollegeRiverdaleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesColorado Mesa UniversityGrand JunctionUSA

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