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In Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Sangam
Shrestha
David
Wiberg

Various drivers such as population growth, land use/cover change, unsustainable consumption pattern, and climate change are putting pressure on limited resources available within our planetary boundaries, thus, raising concerns on their sustainability. Coordinated actions at levels ranging from global to local are required to ensure sustainability...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

The book began with multifaceted concept of urban water security in the context of global environmental changes. It was followed by discussion on emerging challenges such as climate change, urbanization, population and their implications on different dimensions of urban water security. Considering the inadequacy of current water management systems...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Ineffective water governance is a significant factor in causing water insecurity and hampering the goal of sustainable development in developing countries. The water resources in South Asia are under increasing pressure from population growth, urbanization and industrial growth along with socioeconomic water demand in the region. Urban water...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water resources in urban areas are either approaching or exceeding the limits of sustainable use at alarming rates. Depletion of groundwater and increasing floods has become a common issue in rapidly developing urban areas. Therefore, improvement of present water management systems for managing water quality, while at the same time reducing hydro...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water security in urban areas is a highly challenging issue. Urban areas have caused dramatic changes in the freshwater environments by activities such as damming, channel modification, increase in impervious surfaces, disconnected waterways and increasing pollutants. Accordingly, this chapter argues for a landscape-based approach for water...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Achieving water security through availability of sufficient water with good quality for all is the main agenda of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. The constraints on water availability and deteriorating water quality through global changes threaten secure access to water resources for different uses. Main drivers...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

The urban water providers are confronted with the multiple challenges of limited water availability, inadequate water quality and rising living standards, resulting in growing water demands. The inefficient water supply systems and negative impacts of changing climate are threatening local water resource availability and increasing risks of water...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh.
Saraswat

Water security is a new concept for the sustainable water management. Rapid urbanization and climate change have become a burden for water security managers. It is important to understand and investigate various challenges and impacts of global environment changes for managing water-related problems like frequent urban floods; groundwater water...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water is of vital and critical importance to ecosystems and human societies. Issues like urbanization, population growth, socioeconomic change, evolving energy needs and climate change have put unprecedented pressure on utilization of freshwater resources. It is argued that achieving water security is the key to sustainable development. The focal...

Book Chapter
In Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
Author:

Myanmar, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, has been facing considerable challenges with the management of solid waste in the recent past because of increasing income and consumption patterns, urban growth, and lack of effective waste management policies, treatment, and disposal methods. Waste management is also a crosscutting issue...