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Valipour, Mohammad (author), Ahmed, Abdelkader T. (author), Antoniou, Georgios P. (author), Sala, Renato (author), Parise, Mario (author), Salgot, Miquel (author), Sanaan Bensi, N. (author), Angelakis, Andreas N. (author)
An underground aqueduct is usually a canal built in the subsurface to transfer water from a starting point to a distant location. Systems of underground aqueducts have been applied by ancient civilizations to manage different aspects of water supply. This research reviews underground aqueducts from the prehistoric period to modern times to...
review 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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Malmqvist, Johan (author), Knutson Wedel, Maria (author), Lundqvist, Ulrika (author), Edström, Kristina (author), Rosén, Anders (author), Fruergaard Astrup, Thomas (author), Vigild, Martin E. (author), Munkebo Hussman, Peter (author), Kamp, A. (author)
The topic of this paper is the CDIO Standards, specifically the formulation of CDIO Standards version 3.0. The paper first reviews the potential change drivers that motivate a revision of the Standards. Such change drivers are identified both externally (i.e., from outside of the CDIO community) and internally. It is found that external change...
conference paper 2019
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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...
journal article 2019
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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...
journal article 2019
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Zhang, Yan (author), Ravesteijn, W. (author)
This research is focusing on China’s new concept of “blue economy” and the integration of it into the country’s sustainable development efforts. Under the Blue Economy framework, Chinese ocean-based economic development has experienced an obvious acceleration over the last three decades, which has increased sustainable development capabilities....
conference paper 2019
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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...
journal article 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...
journal article 2019
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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...
journal article 2018
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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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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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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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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...
journal article 2017
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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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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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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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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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Wandl, Alex (author), Rooij, R.M. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author)
To improve the ecosystem service provided by open spaces in dispersed urban areas is a key challenge for sustainable spatial development in Europe. The typology presented in this article illustrates the different potentials that open spaces in territories-in-between have across 10 cases in Europe. Unlike other typologies, neither function nor...
journal article 2016
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Maragakis, A. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Maragakis, A. (author)
As students continue to review the sustainability of higher education institutions, there is a growing need to understand the economic returns of degrees as a function of a sustainable institution. This paper reviews a range of international research to summarize the economic drivers of higher education attainment. Although the cost inputs to...
journal article 2016
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Wennersten, Ronald (author), Sun, Q (author), de Jong, W.M. (author)
Great efforts have been made in China to reduce coal consumption over the last decade. However, the energy transition to more sustainable energy systems will be gradual and take a longer time than expected. This paper discusses how sustainable development of energy systems on the local level can be gradually achieved. A challenge will be to...
journal article 2016
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