Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-15
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Aquatic habitats supply a wide range of vital ecosystem benefits to cities and their inhabitants. The unsustainable use of aquatic habitats, including inadequate urban water management itself, however, tends to alter and reduce their biodiversity and therewith diminish their ability to provide clean water, protect us from waterborne diseases and pollutants, keep urban areas safe from flooding, and support recreational ecosystem services and even the aesthetic enjoyment of our world. Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management “ the result of collaboration between UNESCO "s International Hydrological Programme and its Man and the Biosphere Programme “ aims at improving our understanding of aquatic habitats, related ecosystem goods and services, and conservation and sustainable use “ with a special focus on their integration into urban water management. The first part of this volume reviews basic concepts and challenges in urban aquatic habitats, as well as strategies for their management integration. The second part examines technical measures related to habitats management and rehabilitation, along with their incorporation into urban planning and their role in human health. The final part looks at current urban aquatic habitat issues and practical approaches to solving them through the lens of case studies from around the globe. Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP Following from the Sixth Phase of UNESCO "s International Hydrological Programme (2002 “2007), the Urban Water Series “ UNESCO-IHP addresses fundamental issues related to the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. Focusing on the development of integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management, the Series should inform the work of urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators throughout the world.

Table of Contents

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Introduction to urban aquatic habitat managementp. 1
Urban aquatic habitats: characteristics and functioningp. 9
Strategies, policies and regulations integrating protection and rehabilitation of aquatic habitats in urban water managementp. 25
Ecosensitive approaches to managing urban aquatic habitats and their integration with urban infrastructurep. 43
Aquatic habitat rehabilitation: goals, constraints and techniquesp. 71
Ecohydrology of urban aquatic ecosystems for healthy citiesp. 95
Integrating aquatic habitat management into urban planningp. 107
Human health and safety related to urban aquatic habitatsp. 129
Integrated management of urban aquatic habitats to enhance quality of life and environment in cities: selected case studiesp. 147
Indexp. 225
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