Cities, governments and communities worldwide must now confront the issue of urban stormwater management (USM). This paper discusses USM in regard to the Greater Metropolitan Region of Sydney (GMRS), State of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In order to a) improve the water supply in the region and b) mitigate the impact of urban stormwater on Sydney's coastal areas, there must be devised a regional urban stormwater management strategy. This will integrate urban development, coastal pollution control and water conservation. Government policy, water pricing reform, and public commitment are core components of the strategy. The paper reviews relevant practices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Adelaide, and Shanghai which could be of use to the GMRS.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Computers in Earth Sciences
- Integrated approach
- The Greater Metropolitan Region of Sydney
- Urban stormwater management