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

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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.


  • Janus Niemczynowicz
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Water Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Stormwater Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351082204
ISBN (Print)0873718054, 9781315894652
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch