Kang De Yuan
Bertrand Tan Jian Hui
Tessa Grace Kok
In the light of extreme climate changes, the adequacy of urban hydrological systems has been placed in closed scrutiny and consequently, exposed of its vulnerabilities to shocks and stresses imposed by nature. Developing countries embarking on the process of growth and development are especially susceptible to failure due to their lack in capacity to resist. This proposal investigates the extent of impact drought has on dense urban areas in developing countries, in specific Semarang, Indonesia.
An evaluation of the performance of water resources holds key to the formulation of a responsive drought measure. RE – source is structured upon the assessment of site specific hydrological systems and suggests the need to reconfigure in-efficient systems and introduction of appropriate alternatives in order to secure a reliable supply of fresh water for the future.
RE – source acknowledges the economic and social demands synonym with urban growth and presents a methodology that holistically engages all stakeholders and projects for environmental, ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits through integrated planning and management.