Water Demand Management Case Study

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A Case Study on Water Demand Management Introduction Over the years, an enormous growth in population, agriculture and industries are creating an immense pressure on water resources. The traditional methods of urban water systems are now altered to sustainable urban water management (SUWM). This case study drives the difference between conventional and water sensitive urban development. Water Sensitive City Urban water systems are currently facing the challenges such as climate change, which includes water scarcities, high intensity rainfall and high radiation waves, which gives rise to storm water runoff. A modern way of water sensitive urban development (WSUD) has been put into practise to mitigate the effects of storm water runoff (van de Meene, Brown, & Farrelly, 2011). WSUD practises to manage storm water, fresh water and waste water by means of providing water recycle. This creates an…show more content…
2011). In order to mitigate the flood risk, it created an approach to water sensitive city. This leads to understand storm water as a resource, with water sensitive planning and design in a Low Impact Design approach. The integrated water management in cities mainly depends upon the stakeholders and they are responsible to make space in urban areas. A field trip to Talbot Park, Auckland city gave an idea about composting of toilets in commercial buildings and about rain gardens. The water from public roads and raised parking areas reach rain gardens but it was not much disturbed by sediment discharges, because of the high infiltration rates. The Auckland council uses about 80% of water, and combined with water care research which is a part of energy management system, to benchmark Auckland’s demand management. (Auckland Demand Management Plan
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