Blue and ​Green Cities: ​The Role of ​Blue-Green ​Infrastructure ​in Managing ​Urban Water ​Resources ​ Explores the ​need for...

Blue and ​Green Cities: ​The Role of ​Blue-Green ​Infrastructure ​in Managing ​Urban Water ​Resources ​ Explores the ​need for...Blue and ​Green Cities: ​The Role of ​Blue-Green ​Infrastructure ​in Managing ​Urban Water ​Resources ​ Explores the ​need for ​alternatives to ​grey, “​build-bigger-​pipes” ​water ​management ​strategies ​ Considers the ​role of blue-​green ​infrastructure ​in managing ​water resources ​in an ​increasingly ​urbanised world ​ Illustrates ​how different ​cities have ​implemented ​green and blue ​infrastructure ​policies  ​ This book ​offers new ​research on ​urban policy ​innovations ​that promote ​the application ​of blue-green ​infrastructure ​in managing ​water resources ​sustainably. ​The author ​argues that ​urban water ​managers have ​traditionally ​relied on grey ​infrastructural ​solutions to ​mitigate risks ​with numerous ​economic and ​environmental ​consequences. ​Brears explores ​the role urban ​water managers ​have in ​implementing ​blue-green ​infrastructure ​to reduce ​ecological ​damage and ​mitigate risk. ​The case ​studies in this ​book illustrate ​how cities, of ​differing ​climates, ​lifestyles and ​income-levels, ​have implemented ​policy ​innovations ​that promote ​the application ​of blue-green ​infrastructure ​in managing ​water, ​wastewater and ​stormwater ​sustainably to ​reduce ​environmental ​degradation and ​enhance ​resilience to ​climate change. ​This new ​research on ​urban policy ​innovations ​that promote ​the application ​of blue-green ​infrastructure ​in managing ​water resources ​sustainably ​will be of ​interest to ​those working ​on water ​conservation ​and policy. ​ Available here