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Urbanisation in the world

No. : 7


Name of activity:

Urban aquatic habitats in integrated urban water management


Improved knowledge and methodological base for the integration of urban aquatic habitats and water based amenities into urban water development and management strategies. Testing of methodologies in selected case studies.


  • Methodological development of socio-ecological indices for environmental health and water interactions in different environments towards creation of healthy urban aquatic habitats
  • Environment  friendly  urban water system analysis,  design and management, taking in consideration habitat issues, geomorphology / wetlands in urban areas
  • Quantification, characterisation innovation of amenities corridors and buffer zones under particular bio-climate and bio-geographic condition (eco-regions) including remediation scenario for recreation in urban areas.
  • Development of urban water amenities systems (urban ponds and lakes, enclosed water bodies, coastal areas);
  • Performance of  source control, urban amenity and urban ecological habitats systems under specific climate conditions (HT, ASA, CC and TC)

Expected results:

Guidelines for planning and management of urban aquatic habitats and water amenities as a part of regional and local economic development.

Beneficiary groups:

Member countries, water and environment professional, urban and environmental planners

Expected executing and supporting partners:


co-ordinator/focal point:

(co-ordinator - pending), Dreiseitl (member), P. Dogse (member), J. Celecia (member)