The role of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in reducing the flood risk associated with infrastructure

R. Stewart, Nicholas Hytiris

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The development of infrastructure has created large areas of impermeable land where rainfall events cause surface water runoff to enter watercourses, through conventional drainage systems, quicker and in larger quantities than from Greenfield sites, increasing the likelihood of flooding to receiving watercourses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Urban Drainage (11ICUD)
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • drainage systems
  • flood risk
  • sustainability
  • construction

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