Water footprint indicators for urban planning

Varriale, Rossana (2018) Water footprint indicators for urban planning. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 11 (3). pp. 345-360. ISSN 1970-9870

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Compared with the great number of studies carried out on virtual water, the Urban Water Footprint - UWF, has been object of less attention from researchers, probably because only in the last decade city water shortage has presented itself as global problem. The study analyses the issue of the water value as a non- renewable resource, subjected to pressures that in fl uence its quality and quantity. The “value” of water therefore indicates the measure of a resource used as an indispensable element of urban complexity, subtracted from its ecosystem and transformed from a natural resource to an anthropic resource. Two indicators of the Water Footprint Network-WFN are proposed to analyze the water footprints of urban areas. The blue water indicator, generally used by the WFN to assess the stress of water bodies, where in this study is calculated as urban water consumption. The green water indicator used by the WFN to assess the rainfall uses of an regional area is analyzed here as an ecosystem element of the urban territory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Water Footprint; Planetary Boundaries; Urban Water Planning
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.6 Elementi strutturali (adattamento al luogo e all’uso) (Classificare qui le opere d’insieme sugli specifici elementi)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 16:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 16:24
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/18717

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