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Low Impact Development practices in the context of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A new concept, lessons learned and challenges

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Batalini de Macedo, Marina [1] ; Nobrega Gomes Junior, Marcus [1, 2] ; Pereira de Oliveira, Thalita Raquel [1] ; H. Giacomoni, Marcio [2] ; Imani, Maryam [3] ; Zhang, Kefeng [4] ; Ambrogi Ferreira do Lago, Cesar [1, 2] ; Mendiondo, Eduardo Mario [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, WADILab, Deparment Hydraul & Sanitat, Escola Engn Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Texas San Antonio, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, San Antonio, TX - USA
[3] Anglia Ruskin Univ, Sch Engn & Built Environm, Water Syst Engn Civil Engn, Chelmsford, Essex - England
[4] UNSW Sydney, Sch Civil & Environm Engn, Water Res Ctr WRC, Sydney, NSW - Australia
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 0

The increase in urbanization and climate change brings new challenges to the cities' sustainability and resilience, mainly related to flood and drought events. Among these challenges, it can be highlighted the physical and health damage to the population, interruption of water, energy and food supply services, damage to basic infrastructure, economic losses and contamination of urban rivers. To contribute to the increase of resilience in urban centers, LID practices have been used as a new approach of mitigation and adaptation within urban drainage systems, aiming at runoff retention, peak flow attenuation, pollutant removal and ecosystem services restoration (e.g., resources recycling, carbon sequestration, thermal comfort and landscape integration). These different mitigation purposes and complementary benefits provided by LID practices can be related to the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) presented by the United Nations (UN), to achieve countries' systemic sustainability. The identification of local techniques that contribute to the different SDG helps to achieve their territorialization and application as public policy. Therefore, this paper presents a literature review, categorizing the studies into different generations based on their main application purpose and presents a linkage of the LID benefits to different SDG. Some challenges were identified requiring further investigation, such as the need to identify and quantify the energy demands for LID practices maintenance and their incorporation in the system final energy balance, identification of processes that contribute to carbon sequestration and emission, and risks of emerging pollutants for human health from water reuse and nutrient cycling for sustainable agriculture. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/15614-5 - Decentralized urban runoff recycling facility addressing the security of the water-energy-food nexus
Grantee:Marina Batalini de Macedo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/50848-9 - INCT 2014: INCT for Climate Change
Grantee:Jose Antonio Marengo Orsini
Support Opportunities: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/20979-7 - Optimizing bioretention operation and maintenance of stormwater treatment practices in subtropical climate
Grantee:Marina Batalini de Macedo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master