Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management
Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP
Integrated urban water management relies on data allowing us to analyse, understand and predict the behaviour of the individual water cycle components and their interactions. The concomitant monitoring of the complex of urban water system elements makes it possible to grasp the entirety of relations among the various components of the urban water cycle and so develop a holistic approach to solving urban water problems.
Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Managements - issuing from UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme project on this topic - is geared towards improving integrated urban water management by providing guidance on the collection, validation, storage, assessment and utilization of the relevant data. The first part of this volume describes general principles for developing a monitoring programme in support of sustainable urban water management. The second part examines in detail the monitoring of individual water cycle components. Two case studies in the final part illustrating attempts to deliver an integrated monitoring system help demonstrate the fundamental principles of sustainable urban water management elaborated here.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Guiding Principles for Data Acquisition Management and Use. Overview of Guiding Principles. Defining Objectives and Applications of Monitoring. Selecting Variables to Monitor. Spatial and Temporal Scale Consideration. Understanding and Managing Uncertainty. Selecting Monitoring Equipment. Data Validation: Principles and Implementation. Data Handling and Storage. Use of Data to Create Information and Knowledge. Social and Institutional Considerations. Financial Considerations. Consideration and Integration of Specific Urban Water Cycle Components. Monitoring to Understand Urban Water Cycle Interactions. Urban Meteorology. Water Supply. Wastewater. Stormwater. Combined Sewers. Groundwater. Aquatic Ecosystems. Human Health. Social and Institutional Components. Case Studies. Introduction. The OTHU Case Study: Integrated Monitoring of Stormwater in Lyon, France. Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring a Large-Scale Infrastructure System in Boston, USA.