A new operational approach for understanding water-related interactions to achieve water sustainability in growing cities

Susana Torres López, Maria de los Angeles Barrionuevo, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos

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About 56 percent of the world’s population currently lives in cities. Anthropogenic activities have both directly and indirectly modified their environment. Therefore, management actions at the urban level determine whether or not cities are heading toward sustainability. Consequently, water management is in need of a clear insight of the social and ecological water-related interactions. Thus, a new operational approach is proposed for a better understanding of the interactions between the water cycle, cities and the society. In our approach, eleven key issues and their interactions emerge from an analysis of 371 documents published between 2012 and 2018. The interactions between different key issues were examined through four main foci of analysis: water resources, urban throughput, water equity, and water governance and financing. Those main foci help to comprehend water as a holistic element intertwined in urban areas.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)122-137
Número de páginas16
PublicaciónEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
EstadoPublicada - ene. 2023

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