News #circular water systems


Blueboqs depicts an urban transition towards a decentralised grid of circular water systems, focusing on the creation of greener, cooler, and water resilient cities.

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By Jeremiah Castelo, originally published by World Water Reserve on February 4, 2020. With factors as precarious as climate, failing infrastructure, increased global population, pollution, and excessive groundwater pumping, it is no wonder that the concern for water scarcity has garnered the attention of authorities across many agencies and sectors.

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Resilient cities involve significant investments that would lead to higher asset values. A cost-benefit analysis, including intangibles such as the health and well being of users, could make it possible to convert future costs and revenues into current values.

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Global water demand it's expected to increase around 20 to 30% by 2050, but climate change has affected rain cycles, causing more frequent, severe, and last-longer drought periods, even in countries like Germany, Belgium, Ireland, or the Netherlands, which are not traditionally dry. Aquifers around the world will be subjected to severe periods of stress, causing that many countries around the world have been implemented strategies for wastewater reclamation, with the aim of completely replace the use of natural freshwater for industrial and agricultural use.

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The value of cities varies from country to country due to various factors; historical legacy, artistic and cultural heritage, and in cases of more recent cities, it depends on the degree of equipment and the quality of their infrastructure. SUDS are an important solution to make rainwater management a valuable asset in our cities, enhancing the urban development’s where they are integrated.

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The city of Madrid generates high demand and pressure on water resources. Therefore, there is the need for a major change in water policies, which aims at providing more efficiency in it use and alternatives resources.

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The second part with two case studies of the Copenhagen Cloudburst Management Plan application

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The Copenhagen Cloudburst Management Plan 2012 is a blue-green stormwater management infrastructure, where rainwater is led to open spaces and other buffer areas during rain events until the drainage system has recovered its capacities and can take in that extra water.

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Las infraestructuras y equipamiento urbano de calidad son un claro instrumento generador de plusvalía y se deben incorporar como una línea estratégica para los tomadores de decisiones. Claros ejemplos son las infraestructuras verdes de Gomeznarro, distrito de Hortaleza en Madrid y Can Cortada, en el distrito de Horta-Guinard (Barcelona). Se tratan de dos equipamientos urbanos que han convertido en una externalidad positiva de gran valor.

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La ciudad de Madrid presenta una elevada demanda de agua y una creciente presión sobre los recursos hídricos. Los Sistemas de Drenaje Urbano sostenible responden a esta propuesta, sin embargo la normativa técnica es ambigua e insuficiente para hacer que estos sistemas funcionen de forma efectiva en la ciudad.

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El valor de las ciudades varía de un país a otro debido a varios factores; El legado histórico, el patrimonio artístico y cultural, y en los casos de ciudades más recientes, depende del grado de equipamiento y la calidad de su infraestructura. Los SUDS son una solución importante para hacer de la gestión del agua de lluvia un activo valioso en nuestras ciudades, mejorando el desarrollo urbano donde se integran.

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