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Water strategies for Swedish sustainable urban planning: A comparison between certification systems and urban water research
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development is gaining more focus than ever, and sustainable urban water management is increasingly being incorporated in urban planning worldwide. Internationally, certification systems for sustainable urban planning have gained popularity, and a Swedish version of the British certification system BREEAM Communities is on its way. In this degree project the technical water related aspects of the certification system BREEAMCommunities are analyzed and compared with the corresponding aspects of the American certification system LEED for Neighborhood Development. Water related aspects of both systems are discussed on basis of research in sustainable urban water management. Difficult questions raised in managing the urban water of the future are e.g. climate changes and new technical solutions for storm water management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 68 p.
UPTEC W, ISSN 1401-5765 ; 13041
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, water management, green infrastructure, urban planning, climate change, BREEAM Communities, LEED for Neighborhood Development
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213400DiVA: diva2:681921
Educational program
Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering
Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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