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Opportunities and challenges of the Sponge City construction related to urban water issues in China
Xia Jun1; Zhang YongYong2; Xiong LiHua1; He Shan3; Wang LongFeng2; Yu ZhongBo4
2017-04-01
Source PublicationSCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES
ISSN1674-7313
Volume60Issue:4Pages:652-658
Corresponding AuthorXia Jun(xiajun666@whu.edu.cn) ; Zhang YongYong(zhangyy003@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractWaterlogging is one of the major water issues in most cities of China and directly restricts their urbanization processes. The construction of Sponge City is an effective approach to solving the urban water issues, particularly for the waterlogging. In this study, both the urban issues emerged at the stage of rapid urbanization in China and the demands as well as problems of Sponge City construction related with the water issues were investigated, and the opportunities and challenges for the Sponge City construction in the future were also proposed. It was found that the current stormwater management focused on the construction of gray infrastructures (e.g., drainage network and water tank) based on the fast discharge idea, which was costly and hard to catch up with the rapid expansion of city and its impervious surface, while green infrastructures (e.g., river, lake and wetland) were ignored. Moreover, the current construction of Sponge City was still limited to low impacted development (LID) approach which was concentrated on source control measures without consideration of the critical functions of surrounding landscapes (i.e., mountain, river, wetland, forest, farmland and lake), while application of the integrated urban water system approach and its supported technologies including municipal engineering, urban hydrology, environmental science, social science and ecoscape were relatively weak and needed to be improved. Besides, the lack of special Sponge City plan and demonstration area was also a considerable problem. In this paper, some perspectives on Good Sponge City Construction were proposed such as the point that idea of urban plan and construction should conform to the integral and systematic view of sustainable urban development. Therefore, both the basic theoretical research and the basic infrastructure construction such as monitoring system, drainage facility and demonstration area should be strengthened, meanwhile, the reformation and innovation in the urban water management system and the education system should also be urgently performed. The study was expected to provide a deeper thinking for the current Sponge City construction in China and to give some of suggestions for the future directions to urban plan and construction, as well as urban hydrology discipline.
KeywordSponge City Waterlogging Integrated water system approach Opportunities and challenges China
DOI10.1007/s11430-016-0111-8
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41571028] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[KFZD-SW-301]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000400551300004
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Cited Times:50[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/62607
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXia Jun; Zhang YongYong
Affiliation1.Wuhan Univ, State Key Lab Water Resources & Hydropower Engn S, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, 1 Gateway Dr,Westgate Tower, Singapore 608531, Singapore
4.Hohai Univ, State Key Lab Hydrol Water Resources & Hydraul En, Nanjing 210098, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
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Xia Jun,Zhang YongYong,Xiong LiHua,et al. Opportunities and challenges of the Sponge City construction related to urban water issues in China[J]. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,2017,60(4):652-658.
APA Xia Jun,Zhang YongYong,Xiong LiHua,He Shan,Wang LongFeng,&Yu ZhongBo.(2017).Opportunities and challenges of the Sponge City construction related to urban water issues in China.SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,60(4),652-658.
MLA Xia Jun,et al."Opportunities and challenges of the Sponge City construction related to urban water issues in China".SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES 60.4(2017):652-658.
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