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Life cycle and hydrologic modeling of rainwater harvesting in urban neighborhoods: implications of urban form and water demand patterns in the US and Spain

Author
Petit-Boix, A.; Devkota, J.; Phillips, R.; Vargas Parra, Maria Violeta; Josa, A.; Gabarrell, X.; Rieradevall, J.; Apul, D.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2018-04
Volume
621
First page
434
Last page
443
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.206 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/113105 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717332643 Open in new window
Abstract
Water management plays a major role in any city, but applying alternative strategies might be more or less feasible depending on the urban form and water demand. This paper aims to compare the environmental performance of implementing rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in American and European cities. To do so, two neighborhoods with a water-stressed Mediterranean climate were selected in contrasting cities, i.e., Calafell (Catalonia, Spain) and Ukiah (California, US). Calafell is a high-density...
Citation
Petit-Boix, A., Devkota, J., Phillips, R., Vargas Parra, Maria Violeta, Josa, A., Gabarrell, X., Rieradevall, J., Apul, D. Life cycle and hydrologic modeling of rainwater harvesting in urban neighborhoods: implications of urban form and water demand patterns in the US and Spain. "Science of the total environment", Abril 2018, vol. 621, p. 434-443.
Keywords
Circular economy, Cities, Hydrology, Life cycle assessment, Rainwater harvesting
Group of research
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

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