Estimation of urban water supply issues at the local scale : a participatory approach

Legay, Christelle (Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement (CRAD), Laval University, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada) ; Cloutier, Geneviève (Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement (CRAD), Laval University, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada) ; Chakhar, Salem (Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK) ; Joerin, Florent (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ; Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement (CRAD), Laval University, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada) ; Rodriguez, Manuel (Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement (CRAD); Laval University, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada)

Predicted climate change may significantly affect drinking water supply in urban areas. Local water stakeholders facing climate change will have to deal with uncertain information and unexpected events. To address this lack of data, the knowledge and experience of practitioners might be used to assess the potential impacts of climate change on different issues, including drinking water supply. This paper proposes a participatory approach to identify local issues associated with drinking water supply (from source to tap) in a climate change context. This approach relies on the experience and knowledge of local practitioners. The proposed approach was applied to the Québec City metropolitan area (Province of Quebec, Canada). It is based on assignment examples (in this case, a selected set of districts from the study territory) in order to generalize application to the entire territory. This approach helps stakeholders to rationally consider different dimensions and the complexity of drinking water supply.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
insit - Institut d’ingénierie du territoire
Subject(s):
Ingénierie
Date:
2015-06
Pagination:
13 p.
Published in:
Climatic Change
Numeration (vol. no.):
2015, vol. 130, no. 4, pp. 491-503
DOI:
ISSN:
0165-0009
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