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Sustainable urban water systems in rich and poor cities--steps towards a new approach

Newman, P. (2001) Sustainable urban water systems in rich and poor cities--steps towards a new approach. Water Science and Technology, 43 (4). pp. 93-99.

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Abstract

The 'big pipes in, big pipes out' approach to urban water management was developed in the 19th century for a particular linear urban form. Large, sprawling car-dependent cities are pushing this approach to new limits in rich cities and it has never worked in poor cities. An alternative which uses new small-scale technology and is more community-based, is suggested for both rich and poor countries. The Sydney Olympics and a demonstration project in Java show that the approach can work.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
Publisher: International Water Association Publishing
Copyright: © IWA Publishing 2001
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35900
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