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Water, Environment and Urban Development: US and EU Case Studies

Period: 2010-2012

A Binational, Interdisciplinary Partnership to Study Urban Water
The proposed collaborative research and educational project seeks to deepen understanding of the relationships between water and urban society in terms of sustainable development.
Urban development will be analyzed in relation to water-resources availability and water supply in the context of varying environmental and climatic conditions.
The program focuses on water and urban sprawl and will consider selected U.S. and EU cases, starting with a comparison of approaches employed in the Arizona growth corridor (between Phoenix and Tucson) and the Ile-de-France region.
The partnership among the University of Arizona, UMI 3157 Water, Environment and Public Policy (CNRS / University of Arizona), UMR 7619 Sisyphe (CNRS / Paris 6 and Ecole des Mines de Paris), and UMR 8504 Géographie-Cités (CNRS / Universités Paris I and Paris 7) is ideally suited to address the issues that form the subject of this proposed effort: water and urban sprawl.
The environmental cost of urban sprawl is clearly noted in most studies and measured in the amount and value of built space, necessary infrastructure, and replacement of public transport by private vehicles. But what about water supply? What are the environmental impacts of centralized vs. decentralized supply and wastewater reclamation? Are patterns of water consumption (indoor, outdoor, public areas, private properties) related to the form of
the cities and urban areas? How does urban sprawl influence the “ecological footprint” and ecosystem services?

Direction : Nadine Cattan in collaboration with UMI 3157 «Water, Environment and public Policy » CNRS / University of Arizona

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