Urban Water II
Edited By: S. Mambretti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
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WIT Transactions on The Built Environment
Urban Water II is the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems. The meeting was reconvened following the success of the first conference held in the New Forest, home to the Wessex Institute of Technology in 2012.
Water systems in the urban environment consist of supply networks as well as sewage and storm drainage systems. They interact with each other and with warm bodies such as rivers, lakes and aquifers, and this interaction affects the quality and quantity of the different systems.
As our cities continue to expand, their urban infrastructure must be re-evaluated and adapted to new requirements related to the increase in population and the growing areas under urbanisation. New water systems are also required to reduce the risk associated with floods, network failures and many others related to inadequate networks. New systems should reduce economic losses and environmental impacts as well as promote a higher degree of reliability. Improved management, measurement and control mechanisms are needed to ensure the efficiency and safety of urban water systems.
Relating to the subject areas of Water supply networks and Urban Drainage, topics covered include: Water Supply Networks; Network Design; Urban Drainage Systems for Water Sensitive Cities; Water Quality; Leakage and Losses; Infrastructure Issues; Combined Sewer Networks; Flood Control; Modelling and Experimentation.