Excess water in the urban environment results in flooding,which causes structural damage, risks to personal safety and disruption to city life. Water is also a major contributory factor for disease transmission as well as being the medium for transport of many pollutants. These problems are of increasing concern due to climate changes and are particularly apparent in the humid tropics. Integrated Urban Water Management in the Humid Tropics – the output of a project by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme on the topic – focuses on engineering aspects related to water supply, wastewater and stormwater management in the humid tropics. Flood control is dealt with a specific emphasis on reducing vulnerability to flood disasters in urban areas.The book also addresses environmental health concerns related to the different components of the urban water system and strategies for their control. The volume provides illustrations of different aspects of integrated water management in the urban environment by drawing upon a set of case studies – predominantly from South America.
Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP, ISSN 1749-0790
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.
Cedo Maksimovic, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
J. Alberto Tejada-Guibert, International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO, Paris, France
1. Integrated urban water management in the humid tropics – Carlos E.M. Tucci
2. Water supply and wastewater management in the humid tropics – Antônio D. Benetti and Luiza Cintra Campos
3. Stormwater management in the humid tropics – Joel A. Goldenfum, Carlos E.M. Tucci and André L.L. da Silveira
4. Total solids management – Carlos E.M. Tucci, Marllus G.F.P Neves, Jonathan N. Parkinson, Joel A. Goldenfum
5. Control of public health hazards in the humid tropics – Jonathan N. Parkinson and Luiza C. Campos
6. Reducing vulnerability to disasters in urban areas of humid tropics –Eduardo Mario Mendiondo
7. Integrated urban water management: institutional, legal and socio-economic issues – Arlindo Philippi Jr, Giuliano Marcon, Luis Eduardo Gregolin Grisotto, Tadeu Fabrício Malheiros
8. Education and capacity building – Jose Ochoa Iturbe
Volumes 1-9, Series Editors: Cedo Maksimovic (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK) and Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa (Division of Water Sciences, International Hydrological Programme (IHP) UNESCO, Paris, France).
Volumes 10-onwards, Series Editor: Cedo Maksimovic (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK).
This book series covers integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management and focuses on the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. The series is intended not only for water and environmental specialists, including urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators, but also for other professionals such as urban planners, water economists and researchers dealing with urban water issues throughout the world. Volumes 1-9 (series editors Cedo Maksimovic and Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa) are available in hardback and paperback, are co-published by Taylor & Francis and UNESCO Publishing and present the major outcomes of UNESCO’s Sixth International Hydrological Programme (IHP VI, 2002-2007). Volumes 10 and onwards (series editor Cedo Maksimovic) are available in hardback. The series complements the Urban Water Journal, likewise published by Taylor & Francis (www.tandfonline.com/nurw).