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Wamsler, Christine (author), Johannessen, A. (author)
Increasing impacts from disasters and climate hazards have prompted international efforts to promote the development of national disaster risk reduction and resilience (DRRR) strategies intended to reduce mortality and other losses. The development of such strategies is the subject of target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk...
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Pages Sanchez, Jose (author), Daamen, T.A. (author)
Port cities face enormous sustainability challenges. In this chapter, we propose a relational view of these challenges, exploring how governance tries to connect the three pillars of sustainable development—economic, social, and environmental—and addresses the contradictions inherent to new port plans or waterfront projects. We zoom in on the...
book chapter 2020
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Chen, C. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
Safety risks have become an obstacle to the sustainability of the chemical industry in China since many chemical companies were forced to close down by China's government in the past three years. This study investigates chemical safety in China in order to identify the causes of the major accidents and accompanying casualties, formulating the...
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Farrokhzadeh, S. (author), Hashemi Monfared, Seyed Arman (author), Azizyan, Gholamreza (author), Sardar Shahraki, Ali (author), Ertsen, M.W. (author), Abraham, E. (author)
Severe water scarcity in recent years has magnified the economic, social, and environmental significance of water stress globally, making optimal planning in water resources necessary for sustainable socio-economic development. One of the regions that is most affected by this is the Sistan region and its Hamoun wetland, located in south-east...
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Sakomoto, Takuya (author), Lutaaya, Mahmood (author), Abraham, E. (author)
Intermittent water supply networks risk microbial and chemical contamination through multiple mechanisms. In particular, in the cities of developing countries, where intrusion through leaky pipes are more prevalent and the sanitation systems coverage is low, contaminated water can be a public health hazard. Although countries using intermittent...
journal article 2020
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Unger, Eva-Maria (author), Bennett, Rohan (author), Lemmen, Christiaan (author), Zevenbergen, Jaap (author), Dijkstra, Paula (author), de Zeeuw, Kees (author)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), together with other policies such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, or the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) stimulate...
conference paper 2019
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Di Baldassarre, Giuliano (author), Sivapalan, Murugesu (author), Rusca, Maria (author), Cudennec, Christophe (author), Garcia, Margaret (author), Kreibich, Heidi (author), Konar, Megan (author), Pande, S. (author), Sanderson, Matthew R. (author)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030 represent an ambitious blueprint to reduce inequalities globally and achieve a sustainable future for all mankind. Meeting the SDGs for water requires an integrated approach to managing and allocating water resources, by involving all actors and stakeholders, and...
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Costa Junior, Jairo da (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Snelders, H.M.J.J. (author)
Societal problems concern the complexity of technical, organisational, social, and political issues. The enormous negative impacts of these problems and the inability of problem solvers to deal with high levels of complexity cannot be overcome without a paradigm shift in how we understand and engage with such issues. Two domains have been...
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the quasi-experiment setting to test the formulated design support (developed in the author’s PhD research) within a design research methodology (DRM) framework. This support intends to help designers to consciously engage rural families within a development aid scenario and increase their...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Kenya Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) Impact Report indicates a stagnation in water coverage at 55 percent, for the last three years, contrary to the 2015 target of 80 percent. One main reason for the stagnation is weak cross-county cooperation between hydrologically interdependent governments. WASREB has little guidance on what...
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Blatchford, Megan Leigh (author), Karimi, Poolad (author), Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. (author), Nouri, Hamideh (author)
Crop water productivity (CWP) has become a recognised indicator in assessing the state of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6.4—to substantially increase water use efficiency. This indicator, while useful at a global scale, is not comprehensive at a local scale. To fill this gap, this research proposes a CWP framework, that takes advantage...
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Ortigara, Angela Renata Cordeiro (author), Kay, Melvyn (author), Uhlenbrook, S. (author)
In 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all". Commonly known as the 'water goal', SDG 6 went well beyond the limited focus on water supply and sanitation in the Millennium...
journal article 2018
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Arthington, Angela H. (author), Bhaduri, Anik (author), Bunn, Stuart E. (author), Jackson, Sue E. (author), Tharme, Rebecca E. (author), Tickner, Dave (author), Horne, Avril C. (author), Kendy, Eloise (author), McClain, M.E. (author)
A decade ago, scientists and practitioners working in environmental water management crystallized the progress and direction of environmental flows science, practice, and policy in The Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda (2007), during the 10th International Riversymposium and International Environmental Flows Conference held in...
review 2018
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Van Den Homberg, Marc (author), Susha, I. (author)
Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is complex given the wide variety of governmental and NGO actors involved in development projects as well as the increased number of targets and indicators. However, data on the wide variety of indicators must be collected regularly, in a robust manner, comparable across but also within...
journal article 2018
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Souza, Glaucia Mendes (author), Ballester, Maria Victoria R. (author), de Brito Cruz, Carlos Henrique (author), Chum, Helena (author), Dale, Bruce (author), Dale, Virginia H. (author), Fernandes, Erick C.M. (author), Foust, Tom (author), Karp, Angela (author), Lynd, Lee (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), van der Wielen, L.A.M. (author)
Bioenergy has been under intense scrutiny over the last ten years with significant research efforts in many countries taking place to define and measure sustainable practices. We describe here the main challenges and policy issues and provide policy recommendations for scaling up sustainable bioenergy approaches globally. The 2016 Intended...
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Kline, Keith L. (author), Msangi, Siwa (author), Dale, Virginia H. (author), Woods, Jeremy (author), Souza, Glaucia m. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Clancy, Joy S. (author), Hilbert, Jorge A. (author), Johnson, Francis X. (author), Mcdonnell, Patrick C. (author), Mugera, Harriet K. (author)
Understanding the complex interactions among food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management requires a focus on specific contextual problems and opportunities. The United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on food and energy security; bioenergy plays an important role in achieving both goals....
journal article 2017
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Changing climate conditions and depleting resources are becoming more important on the global agenda, the paradigm shifting to understand which means (resources) are necessary to generate future well-being. Unfortunately, the formal built environment remains the most polluting global industry and due to its conservative character seems...
journal article 2017
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Geißdörfer, M. (author), Savaget, Paulo (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author)
While the terms Circular Economy and sustainability are increasingly gaining traction with academia, industry, and policymakers, the similarities and differences between both concepts remain ambiguous. The relationship between the concepts is not made explicit in literature, which is blurring their conceptual contours and constrains the...
journal article 2017
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van den Hoven, M.J. (author)
In the twenty-first century, the urgent problems the world is facing (the UN Sustainable Development Goals) are increasingly related to vast and intricate ‘systems of systems’, which comprise both socio-technical and eco-systems. In order for engineers to adequately and responsibly respond to these problems, they cannot focus on only one...
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Maragakis, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Maragakis, Alexandros (author)
Higher education institutions play an important role in sustainability, in their own management and operation, in research and education, and in the undergraduate and graduate degrees they deliver. Often ignored, economic sustainability and future perspectives of students are important indicators too. The research presented in this paper...
journal article 2016
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