Journal article

Urban drought challenge to 2030 sustainable development goals

Xiang Zhang, Nengcheng Chen, Hao Sheng, Chris Ip, Long Yang, Yiqun Chen, Ziqin Sang, Tsegaye Tadesse, Tania Pei Yee Lim, Abbas Rajabifard, Cristina Bueti, Linglin Zeng, Brian Wardlow, Siqi Wang, Shiyi Tang, Zhang Xiong, Deren Li, Dev Niyogi

Science of The Total Environment | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

In the first two decades of the 21st century, 79 global big cities have suffered extensively from drought disaster. Meanwhile, climate change has magnified urban drought in both frequency and severity, putting tremendous pressure on a city's water supply. Therefore, tackling the challenges of urban drought is an integral part of achieving the targets set in at least 5 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, the current literatures on drought have not placed sufficient emphasis on urban drought challenge in achieving the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This review is intended to fill this knowledge gap by identifying the key concepts behind urban drought,..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China program


Awarded by Creative Research Groups of Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province


Awarded by Macao Science and TechnologyDevelopment Fund


Awarded by China Scholarship Council State-Sponsored Scholarship Program


Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018YFB2100504), National Natural Science Foundation of China program (41801339, 61861166002), Creative Research Groups of Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China (2016CFA003), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2042017GF0057), the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (2017CFB616), the Macao Science and TechnologyDevelopment Fund (No. 138/2016/A3), the China Scholarship Council State-Sponsored Scholarship Program (Grant No. 201806025026), and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2017M620338, 2018T110804).