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  Paper EIA06-012, Volume 4 (2006), Pages 116-128 = complimentary

Requirements for Sustainable Management of Urban Water Systems

S. P. Li1*, S. Q. Liu1, B. Chocat2 and S. Barraud2

1. State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse of China, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China. *Corresponding author: lishuping@mail.tongji.edu.cn.

2. URGC-Hydrologie Urbaine, INSA de Lyon, 20 avenue Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne, France.



As growth of population and development of social-economic, the urban water problems are more serious. Sustainability concept need be integrated into urban water management. Here a model for sustainable management of urban water systems was developed based on the principle of control circuit. In this model, the service data is measured by data collection and monitoring system. If the measured service value is found not match the desired value after sustainability assessment, the improvement strategy need be made and implemented. In this paper, the requirements for sustainable management of urban water systems, which include the conventional and alternative urban water technologies, data collection and monitoring approaches, and the sustainability assessment methodology, will be presented. At last, one type of UWM sustainability levels grading is discussed.

Keywords: control circuit, sustainable management, urban water systems, conventional water systems, alternative water systems, data collection and monitoring, sustainability assessment


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