This book shows a review of the existing literature on the theme of water-sensitive urban design, which is a subset of rapidly growing urban design with a range of relevant results in today’s world. It is important to present a selective work on this subject due to its boom, importance and the insufficient number of investigations of this nature in Spanish literature, which reinforce the subject and provide useful elements for different sectors of society.
The paper reviews different areas of focus for water-sensitive urban design and considers the variables that lead to different approaches worldwide in terms of adaptive characteristics of the water-sensitive urban design process.
This book also provides information that can be used to analyze the progress made in water-sensitive urban design in different regions of the world, since it considers the progress made in various areas and methodologies, and what are the prospects for the future.
Different nations have reached different levels of development, and the circumstances that consider their development are considered. The approach is from the perspective of public administration, especially how governments can work together with society to manage and improve their water futures. The selection of the PRISMA method is developed and followed, in a part of the book, in order to better analyze the literature.
This work also shows how policy principles driven by water-sensitive urban design (and the need for these) are relevant to both the developed and the developing world. For example, it is shown that inefficiencies in the distribution of water and sanitation common to developing nations with poor infrastructure have similarities to the problems faced by rich nations with water infrastructure that need repair.