Climate Change Adaptation through Optimal Stormwater Capture Measures: Towards a New Paradigm for Urban Water Security

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2014•10•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•09•30
    Institute:
    UNU-IAS
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Capacity development
    Project Manager :
    Binaya Mishra

    Climate change is expected to deteriorate urban water security by altering rainfall pattern into more intense events with longer dry days. The resulting impact is more floods in rainy season and water scarcities in dry season due to increasing surface runoff and decreasing groundwater recharge respectively. Both of these manifestations are similar to that of urbanization, and therefore these impacts can be largely minimized by introducing modified on-site stormwater captures measures which have been successfully tested for the urbanization. This research aims to improve urban water security in the Asia-pacific region by optimization of on-site stormwater infiltration and storage measures.