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Integrated water management background to modern approach, with two case examples

Niemczynowicz, Janus LU (2018) p.45-58
Abstract

Most of the present scientific efforts and technical developments within water supply, water treatment technology, environmental protection and restoration methods are still devoted to technology designed by, and applicable in rich, developed countries. These technologies emerged in a long process of development during the last century, mainly in European countries and in North America. During this period, the level of science and technology, as well as our understanding of interconnections between human actions and their environmental consequences, have changed drastically. Thus, the existing infrastructure in developed countries is an effect of an evolutionary process of changing approaches, which is a “trial and error process”.... (More)

Most of the present scientific efforts and technical developments within water supply, water treatment technology, environmental protection and restoration methods are still devoted to technology designed by, and applicable in rich, developed countries. These technologies emerged in a long process of development during the last century, mainly in European countries and in North America. During this period, the level of science and technology, as well as our understanding of interconnections between human actions and their environmental consequences, have changed drastically. Thus, the existing infrastructure in developed countries is an effect of an evolutionary process of changing approaches, which is a “trial and error process”. Departing from our present level of understanding of cause-effect relationships, we realize that our rural and urban infrastructures are not functioning satisfactorily in a global environmental sense.

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Integrated Stormwater Management
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14 pages
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CRC Press
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9781351082204
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Most of the present scientific efforts and technical developments within water supply, water treatment technology, environmental protection and restoration methods are still devoted to technology designed by, and applicable in rich, developed countries. These technologies emerged in a long process of development during the last century, mainly in European countries and in North America. During this period, the level of science and technology, as well as our understanding of interconnections between human actions and their environmental consequences, have changed drastically. Thus, the existing infrastructure in developed countries is an effect of an evolutionary process of changing approaches, which is a “trial and error process”. Departing from our present level of understanding of cause-effect relationships, we realize that our rural and urban infrastructures are not functioning satisfactorily in a global environmental sense.</p>},
  author       = {Niemczynowicz, Janus},
  booktitle    = {Integrated Stormwater Management},
  isbn         = {9781351082204},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {45--58},
  publisher    = {CRC Press},
  title        = {Integrated water management background to modern approach, with two case examples},
  year         = {2018},
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