Toward Sustainable Solutions for Water Security

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 93)


The book began with multifaceted concept of urban water security in the context of global environmental changes. It was followed by discussion on emerging challenges such as climate change, urbanization, population and their implications on different dimensions of urban water security. Considering the inadequacy of current water management systems, there is a need of transition towards sustainable and innovative solutions, mainly in developing countries. The sustainable solutions presented in the various chapters are summarized here. It is shown in this chapter, how the arguments of this book bring different contours of urban water security. The chapter also argues that different solutions represented here deserve an equal weight when considering their application in real-world situations. Accordingly, a synthesis of key lessons is provided for better integration of the solutions for long-term urban water security in urban context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyPokhara UniversityPokharaNepal
  2. 2.Faculty of Sustainability StudiesHosei UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Natural Resources and Ecosystem ServicesInstitute for Global Environmental StrategiesHayamaJapan
  4. 4.The Fenner School of Environment & SocietyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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