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Title: Groundwater in local development strategies: Case of Izmir
Authors: Velibeyoğlu, Koray
Yazdani, Hamidreza
Baba, Alper
Keywords: Groundwater
Local development strategy
Water resources
Stratified approach
Issue Date: Aug-2018
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Source: Velibeyoğlu, K., Yazdani, H., and Baba, A. (2018). Groundwater in local development strategies: Case of Izmir. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 18(4), 1339-1349. doi:10.2166/ws.2017.199
Abstract: This study takes into account groundwater in local development strategies of Izmir, in which rapid and uneven development has occurred in recent decades. Therefore, resilience thinking is needed in the future development of the city-region. To this end, the paper aims to make an analysis of recently completed asset-based local development strategies for Izmir city towards water resiliency. The methodology has two main steps. Firstly, by using spatial interaction analysis of peninsula and river basins, potential vulnerabilities and risks are indicated. Secondly, a stratified model of strategy evaluation is conducted by scrutinizing the existing layered approaches. Then, these models were applied to all strategic decisions including water resources and indicated a high level of consistency to achieve sustainable and resilient use of blue-green infrastructure in the future of Izmir’s metropolitan area. Local assets, including water resources, are the backbone of future development of the Izmir city-region. Therefore, usage of local assets in a multi-level perspective of strategy development needs to be understood. The stratified model denotes that special emphasis should be given to different river basins in different levels. This study illustrates that synergy management is needed between different layers of local development strategies, in which the role of urban and rural households is of the utmost importance.
ISSN: 1606-9749
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Civil Engineering / İnşaat Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Sürdürülebilir Yeşil Kampüs Koleksiyonu / Sustainable Green Campus Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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