A Framework to Guide Transitions to Water Sensitive Cities

Rebekah R. Brown, Briony C. Rogers, Lara Werbeloff

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This chapter explores the transition challenges and opportunities facing
urban water sectors globally, as pressures from urbanisation, climate change and
ecological degradation drive new approaches to urban water management. Framed
around the vision of a future Water Sensitive City and drawing on empirical
evidence from a case study of storm-water quality management in Melbourne,
Australia, this chapter presents a framework for benchmarking a city’s progress
in its urban water transition. It provides a nuanced understanding of how these
complex change processes unfold and identifies the enabling conditions that can
be used to help steer change in urban water systems towards the envisioned
water sensitive city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Sustainability Transitions
Subtitle of host publicationAustralian Cases-International Perspectives
EditorsTrivess Moore, Fjalar de Haan, Ralph Horne, Brendan Gleeson
Place of PublicationGateway East, Singapore
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789811047923
ISBN (Print)9789811047916
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameTheory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2199-5508
ISSN (Electronic)2199-5516

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