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Flexible adaptation planning process for urban adaptation in Melbourne

Abstract Resilience towards climate and socio-economic change can be increased by means of flexible adaptation. In contemporary adaptation planning, building resilience is considered together with objectives such as sustainability, productivity and transformations. An adaptation planning process (termed WSCapp) may be…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2019

Flexible adaptation planning for water sensitive cities

Abstract Cities have started adapting to uncertain climate drivers such as temperature and sea level rise, and some cities are also transitioning towards concepts such as Water Sensitivity. In adaptation planning, flexibility is considered as an important characteristic to respond…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2018

Rebuild by Design in Hoboken: A Design Competition as a Means for Achieving Flood Resilience of Urban Areas through the Implementation of Green Infrastructure

Abstract The Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition was launched after the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, and the winning designs have put a significant emphasis on green infrastructure (GI) as a means of achieving flood resilience in urban areas. Previous…
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  • Date Published: 25th Apr 2018

Context specific adaptation grammars for climate adaptation in urban areas

Abstract In the context of climate adaptation planning there are relationships between adaptation drivers and adaptation measures, which makes the selection and implementation of the adaptation measures a challenging task. This challenge may be addressed by: structuring the adaptation problem…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2018

Simulating flood risk under non-stationary climate and urban development conditions – Experimental setup for multiple hazards and a variety of scenarios

Abstract A framework for assessing economic flood damage for a large number of climate and urban development scenarios with limited computational effort is presented. Response surfaces are applied to characterize flood damage based on physical variables describing climate-driven hazards and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Feb 2018

Water Quality Dynamics of Urban Water Bodies during Flooding in Can Tho City, Vietnam

Abstract Water pollution associated with flooding is one of the major problems in cities in the global South. However, studies of water quality dynamics during flood events are not often reported in literature, probably due to difficult conditions for sampling…
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  • Date Published: 6th Apr 2017

Coping capacities for improving adaptation pathways for flood protection in Can Tho, Vietnam

Abstract The planning and phasing of adaptation responses are essential to tackle uncertainties and ensure positive outcomes while adapting to changing circumstances. Understanding the evolution of coping and adaptation responses and their capacities is a prerequisite for preparing an effective…
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  • Date Published: 12th Jun 2017

Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part II—the practice

Abstract Adaptation gaps are shortcomings of a system responding to climate change, whereas adaptation deficits are shortcomings in providing services. These two drivers for adaptation are often in conflict in many secondary cities in the global south (SCGS). It is…
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  • Date Published: 30th Aug 2017

Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part I—conceptual framework

Abstract The lack of resilience of urban systems to weather and climate variability—termed type I adaptation—and also to climate change—type II adaptation—are both major challenges to the livability and sustainability of cities in the Global South. However, there is often…
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  • Date Published: 19th Apr 2017

UK sustainable drainage systems: past, present and future

Abstract Urban drainage has developed from an engineering discipline, concerned principally with public health and safety outcomes, into a multifaceted vision linking drainage with environmental and wider social and economic imperatives to deliver multifunctional outcomes. UK attention is too often…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jun 2015

Using the multiple benefits of SuDS tool (BeST) to deliver long-term benefits

Abstract It has been commonplace to state that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) can bring a wide range of benefits without evidencing or quantifying these benefits. The Construction Industry Research Information Association (CIRIA) has developed a tool called BeST. This helps…
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  • Date Published: 28th Jun 2016

Green-blue infrastructure for sustainable cities: Innovative socio-technical solutions bringing multifunctional value

Abstract The new vision for surface/stormwater drainage systems, which is becoming de rigueur, is to use bluegreen infrastructure to deliver maximum benefits via modifying cities for the provision and control of water quantity, quality, amenity and biodiversity. Recently a new…
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  • Date Published: 27th Jun 2016

From adaptation planning to action – finance and project perspectives

Presentation:  From adaptation planning to action - finance and project perspectives. Presented by Dr Jeroen Rijke  at the  VMM Conference Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Opportunities, 25 March, Antwerp, Belgium.   Citation:  Rijke, J. (2015). From adaptation planning to action…
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  • Date Published: 25th Mar 2015

Green-blue multifunctional infrastructure: an urban landscape system design new approach

Abstract Cities exhibit unique and ever-changing spatial layouts, formed by nested natural and socio-economic systems, sub-systems and components resulting from exchange, interaction, and interdependency processes. In this context, managing surface water in urban areas requires new approaches that integrate the…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2014

Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable – dumping the pipe-bound mentality and managing stormwater using green infrastructure

Presentation:  Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable – dumping the pipe-bound mentality and managing stormwater using green infrastructure. Presented by Prof. Richard Ashley at the  Blue Cities Conference, November 2014, Gothenborg, Sweden.   Citation: Ashley, R. (2014). Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable –…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2014

Retrofitting urban drainage capacity to cope with change: A case study for Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Basin change in Ho Chi Minh city

Abstract Inherent uncertainties are the main matter of constrain and concern for any fool proof urban flood management programme. Selection of better retrofitting options to tackle uncertainties involves the process of evaluating the technical and financial feasibility of wide range…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2014

Urban retention basin in developing city: from theoretical effectiveness to practical feasibility

Abstract Urban retention basin has been introduced as one of the promising measures to address increased storm water flow in urbanized areas. This man-made water space may not just help existing storm water drainage systems regulating extreme events but also…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2014

Flood resilience incorporation and application in the context of water sensitive cities

Abstract Water Sensitive City is a term coined within urban water management representing the interaction between different branches of water science and other domains such as urban planning and design in order to establish liveable cities. Flood resilience is the…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2013
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