sustainable drainage planning Articles

  • Urban drainage system planning and design – challenges with climate change and urbanization: a review

    Urban drainage systems are in general failing in their functions mainly due to non-stationary climate and rapid urbanization. As these systems are becoming less efficient, issues such as sewer overflows and increase in urban flooding leading to surge in pollutant loads to receiving water bodies are becoming pervasive rapidly. A comprehensive investigation is required to understand these factors ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating groundwater sustainability for fractured crystalline bedrock

    Water sustainability is an important concern for communities that rely on groundwater in fractured rock; yet the complexity of the fracture system and the unknown rate of recharge make quantifying groundwater availability difficult, if not impossible, using conventional water balance calculations. This study provides a new approach for estimating groundwater sustainability in fractured rock that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban planning and water management in Ancient Aetolian Makyneia, Western Greece

    The findings of a large-scale archaeological investigation, conducted from 2009 to 2013 at a site in the vicinity of Antirrion, Western Greece, identified with ancient Makyneia, provides interesting information on the architectural features and urban planning of an ancient settlement in this area of mainland Western Greece. Through an interdisciplinary study of its morphological and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a methodology that integrates environmental and social attributes in the ore resource evaluation and mine planning

    In current mine project feasibility studies, sustainability issues are not taken into consideration in the mine design, planning and engineering processes. They are rather incorporated at later stages of the feasibility evaluation as necessary capital and operating costs. This paper describes the results of a research project aiming to develop a methodology to incorporate sustainability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable peatland management on the horizon in Indonesia?

    Back in 2002, Wetlands International together with local partners and communities in Jambi, South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, brought international attention to the disproportionally high Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from peatlands in Indonesia. We have shown that emissions cease when blocking the drainage canals so peatlands become wet again. We did not think that it would take more than ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Comparison between InfoWorks hydraulic results and a physical model of an urban drainage system

    Urban drainage systems are frequently analysed using hydraulic modelling software packages such as InfoWorks CS or MIKE-Urban. The use of such modelling tools allows the evaluation of sewer capacity and the likelihood and impact of pluvial flood events. Models can also be used to plan major investments such as increasing storage capacity or the implementation of sustainable urban drainage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Update on the Columbus Wet Weather Management Plan

    ABSTRACTUndergoing a system wide program for a metropolitan area of over 1 million people to address SSOs is a challenge. The same can be said for addressing CSOs throughout a system. Columbus is addressing both at once, creating a particularly daunting challenge. Columbus submitted one large report, the Wet Weather Management Plan (WWMP), to the Ohio EPA on July 1, ...

  • An appraisal of the qualifying role of hydraulic heritage systems: a case study of Qanats in central Iran

    Hydraulic heritage systems, both underground and exposed, have been known to be sustainable for millennia. Persian and also Roman aqueducts are examples of such hydrosystems. Their value is often overlooked but they have undeniable advantages: they have functional interconnectedness with their surrounding society and ecology, which sometimes leads to revitalization plans. By using the notion ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Social and biophysical impacts of watershed development programmes: experiences from a micro-watershed area in India

    Rainwater conservation and soil erosion prevention are vital for the economic and financial sustainability of dry land agriculture. An integrated watershed development programme is thus a means of achieving these goals. Presently, integrated watershed management is receiving worldwide recognition as an effective model for watershed planning. A watershed is considered the basic geographical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lake victoria basin where water integrity and sustainable development are close siblings

    Corruption continues to undermine investments in various sectors. The water sector in East Africa is no exception. The Global Corruption Report 2008 points to the fact that when it comes to drinking water and sanitation services, corruption can be found at every point along the delivery chain: at the policy design stage; during budget allocations to operations; and in billing systems, to ...

  • Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

    There is an increase in awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from peatland drainage and peat fires. There is in general however a lack of recognition of the link between carbon loss and peatland subsidence, i.e. lowering of the soil surface. This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke ...


    By WSP

  • Next steps for RSPO in relation

    The new RSPO (April 2013) Principles and Criteria (P&C) require the avoidance of new plantation developments on peatlands and provide important guidance for addressing the issues related to the production of palm oil on peat. The new P&C acknowledge that drainage of peatlands results in greenhouse gas emissions and peat soil subsidence, which in turn create fl ooding problems. The new ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Bioecods modelling using SWMM - Case Study

    Introduction: The rapid urbanization and industrialization in major Malaysian river basin involve a large portions of agricultural and ex-mining land are being converted for urban use. Growing demand to spur the economy is transforming the landscape into residential, commercial, industrial and institutional use. As a result of the extensive development, river basins are being ...


    By Innovyze

  • carluke park & ride

    As part of their plans to improve transportation links in the region, South Lanarkshire Council, in collaboration with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, funded the development of a £2million Park & Ride facility at Carluke Station, providing South Lanarkshire commuters with an additional 329 spaces, including disabled parking The 0.8 hectare Park & Ride facility is situated on ...

  • N8 Cashel to Mitchelstown

    The N8 Cashel to Mitchelstown Road Improvement Scheme – a new 37km section of motorway – was the first Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) type contract to be undertaken in Ireland. Under ECI, WYG PH McCarthy (together with Hyder and Grontmij) were appointed as designers at an early stage in the development of the design to prepare the EIS, preliminary design and detailed design. ...


    By WYG

  • Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

    Vast lowland areas of Southeast Asia will be frequently and irreversibly flooded before the end of the century unless action is taken to stop the destruction of peatlands. A radical change in land-use is needed. In particular the palm oil and pulp wood sectors must stop developing new plantations on peat and plan to phase-out existing drainage-based plantations before they are flooded. If no ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Stormwater Treatment: Priority pollutant behaviour in stormwater BMPs

    The term Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) (also known as sustainable urban drainage systems; SUDS) refers to a wide range of stormwater control systems which enable the planning, design and management of stormwater to be tackled equally from water quantity, water quality and amenity perspectives (). Commonly used systems include: Storage systems (e.g. retention ponds and constructed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of the urban water use model for urban water use management purposes

    The aim of this work is to present an application of the urban water use (UWU) model, which is a support decision tool to define the best group of efficient water use measures for UWU management purposes. Therefore, the UWU was developed under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and strategic planning principles to promote a systemic approach for decision taking. The IUWM considers the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Roofs are Growing

    Standards from ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability guide work on vegetative green roofs. Walking south along Michigan Ave. from the Chicago River, a first-time visitor might take in the green vistas of Millenium Park sprawling eastward toward the great lake with no hint that the park itself is a green roof. It covers ...


    By ASTM International

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