Browsing Category: Water Policy

Built Environment, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Water Policy

Balancing Conflicting Water Demands in Hanoi and the Surrounding Red River Delta

Around the world, freshwater resources sustain agricultural, industrial, and ecological systems. Meeting these multi-sectoral demands simultaneously requires tradeoffs. This is certainly true in the Red River Basin in East Asia, the second largest river basin in Vietnam, see Figure above of the Son La reservoir in Vietnam (photo Matteo…

By Julianne Quinn-
Built Environment, Environment, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Policy

Green Infrastructure: Ecosystems in the City and the City as Ecosystem

What is Green Infrastructure and why is it all the rage?Green Infrastructure (GI) has emerged as a rapidly growing paradigm to improve the management of urban environments and quality of life. When impervious surfaces (streets, parking lots, sidewalks, buildings) replace vegetation, much more rain and snowmelt will run off…

By Larry Band-
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