Thinking about Urban Resilience: The Case of Water Scarcity and Wastewater Reuse in Bengaluru

Thomas, Bejoy K and Jamwal, Priyanka and Lele, Sharachchandra and Srinivasan, Veena (2015) Thinking about Urban Resilience: The Case of Water Scarcity and Wastewater Reuse in Bengaluru. In: Urban Resilience – Proceedings of the Colloquium held on 27 September 2014. Public Affairs Centre, Bengaluru, pp. 34-37. ISBN 978-81-88816-37-8

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Abstract

WITH ORIGINS in the ecological sciences, the concept of resilience gained currency in the context of climate change. The ‘classical’ ecological notions of resilience emphasize recovery to a prior state in the aftermath of stress or shock. The broader social-ecological notion of resilience focuses on learning, innovation, adaptive capacity and transformation (Folke, 2006: 259). The literature on urban resilience (Leichenko, 2011; Romero Lankao and Qin, 2011: 145-6) discusses systems bouncing back to ‘equilibrium’ in the aftermath of shocks, such as natural disasters (drawing from the classical literature), as well as the adaptive capacities of systems to long-term stressors or shifts such as climate change.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Book Chapters
Depositing User: The Library Officer
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 11:50
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/638

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