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Title: Water demand management - shifting urban water management towards sustainability
Authors: Kayaga, Sam
Smout, Ian K.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: KAYAGA, S. and SMOUT, I.K., 2006. Water demand management - shifting urban water management towards sustainability. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 381-384.
Abstract: Whereas the world population is increasing at a high rate, especially in urban areas,, the water resources have not only remained constant, but they are being polluted at a high rate, which inevitably results in water scarcity. There is a need therefore for water sector policy makers and professionals to have a shift in the way they manage water resources in urban areas. Instead of focusing on supply-side options, we need to apply water demand management (WDM) tools both on the utility and end-user sides. This paper spells out the limitations of the conventional urban water management, provides the basic concepts of WDM and briefly introduces the five-year EU-funded SWITCH Project whose overall goal is to trigger a shift in current urban water management practices by developing, applying and demonstrating a range of tested scientific, technological and socio-economic solutions and approaches that contribute to the achievement of sustainable and effective urban water management schemes in the ‘city of tomorrow’.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30059
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