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Andreas Persson

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Re-thinking urban flood management – time for a regime shift

Författare

  • Johanna Sörensen
  • Andreas Persson
  • Catharina Sternudd
  • Henrik Aspegren
  • Jerry Nilsson
  • Jonas Nordström
  • Karin Jönsson
  • MISAGH MOTTAGHI
  • Per Becker
  • Petter Pilesjö
  • Rolf Larsson
  • Ronny Berndtsson
  • Shifteh Mobini

Summary, in Swedish

Urban flooding is of growing concern due to increasing densification of urban areas, changes in land use, and climate change. The traditional engineering approach to flooding is designing single-purpose drainage systems, dams, and levees. These methods, however, are known to increase the long-term flood risk and harm the riverine ecosystems in urban as well as rural areas. In the present paper, we depart from resilience theory and suggest a concept to improve urban flood resilience. We identify areas where contemporary challenges call for improved collaborative urban flood management. The concept emphasizes resiliency and achieved synergy between increased capacity to handle stormwater runoff and improved experiential and functional quality of the urban
environments. We identify research needs as well as experiments for improved sustainable and resilient stormwater management namely, flexibility of stormwater systems, energy use reduction, efficient land use, priority of transport and socioeconomic nexus, climate change impact, securing critical infrastructure, and resolving questions regarding responsibilities.

Avdelning/ar

  • Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära
  • Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap
  • Centrum för geografiska informationssystem (GIS-centrum)
  • Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö
  • Institutionen för kemiteknik
  • Institutet för livsmedelsekonomisk analys, AgriFood
  • Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet
  • Centrum för Mellanösternstudier
  • MECW: The Middle East in the Contemporary World

Publiceringsår

2016-08-04

Språk

Engelska

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Water (Switzerland)

Volym

8

Issue

8

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

MDPI AG

Ämne

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Nyckelord

  • Water
  • Flood Management
  • urban flooding
  • resilience
  • climate change adaptation
  • blue-green urban solutions

Status

Published

Projekt

  • Sustainable Urban Flood Management
  • Urban flooding in a changing climate

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 2073-4441