urban drainage system News

  • New Guide to Sustainable Drainage in the Urban Landscape

    A detailed and informative Guide to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in the Urban Landscape has been published as part of the Engineering Nature’s Way initiative by Hydro International. The guide can be downloaded for free by visiting www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk, the web-based knowledge resource for SuDS and flooding in the UK. It ...


  • Associated Engineering uses MIKE URBAN to complete a complex dual drainage model for the City of Calgary to identify urban drainage problems and evaluate capital improvement alternatives

    The City of Calgary experienced significant flooding and overland flow during a severe thunderstorm on June 6, 2007. Significant damage occurred to 14th Street NW along a steep hill; sealed manholes failed causing extensive road damage and overland flows. The City of Calgary recognized the importance of the overland system as part of the drainage evaluation of this area as well as for future ...


  • River and drainage modelling seminars

    The River and Drainage Modelling Seminar Series MWH Soft co-presented in Malaysia have been successfully completed. The seminars were co-organised by Jabatan Pengairan Dan Saliran (JPS), the Malaysian Government's Department of Irrigation and Drainage and held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang on 1st and 2nd December. JPS are responsible for flood management and main river water quality throughout ...


  • Environmental risks of urban creep

    A recent study published in the Water and Environment Journal has shown that permeable hardstanding solutions should be promoted through legislation, education and incentives. With the aim of supporting any proposed changes to Scottish building regulations, the authors investigated the impact of hardstanding on flood risk and water quality. Urban development generally leads to an increase in ...


  • Drainage work improves storm resilience in Cumbria

    Sapphire Utility Solutions has been awarded a Framework Contract by Cumbria County Council for the clearing, inspection and mapping of drains and gullies. “One of the main reasons for Sapphire winning this contract was the successful completion of a project in 2016 to conduct similar work on 12,000 gullies in the areas affected by the flooding that followed Storm Desmond,” comments ...

  • Black & Veatch selected for Guangzhou drainage master plan study

    Guangzhou, China – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected to provide specialty consultancy services on a Drainage Master Plan for the urban centre of Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, China. “Black & Veatch has a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions on drainage projects in congested urban environments ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Urban waterways provide important home for wildlife

    Urbanisation plays an important role in changes to biodiversity, so it is important that towns and cities are well managed to protect wildlife. New Dutch research concludes that urban drainage systems, such as ditches and canals, can help maintain the same level of biodiversity as rural waterways. Recommendations are offered to ensure their full potential is met. Urbanisation is increasing, but ...

  • Xylem wins $2.7 million contract to develop storm water drainage system for New Jersey coastline

    Xylem Inc. has been awarded a $2.7 million contract to supply the equipment and technology for a storm water drainage system to protect against future storm damage along Route 35 on the New Jersey coastline. The new drainage solution is a key part of a $265 million reconstruction program being implemented ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Urban flooding caused by climate change: what will be the impacts?

    Heavy rain and snow induced by climate change could cause significant damage in urban areas. A recent model study estimates the impact on a Swedish city and suggests there could be an increase in the number of surface floods by 25-45 per cent during this century. Since 1998, floods in Europe have caused some 700 deaths, the displacement of about half a million people and at least EUR 25 billion ...

  • Green roofs start to sprout on urban homes

    (AXcess News) New York - Every time it rained, Majora Carter cringed. 'I lived in mortal terror whenever I thought it was going to rain,' Dr. Carter says, remembering how the rainwater seeped from the street into her Bronx brownstone. Then she and her husband, James Burling Chase, realized that the source of the problem wasn't on the ground, but on the roof. The stormwater system in their ...


    By Axcess News

  • Water Investments Flowing for Asia`s Urban Poor

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - The Asian Development Bank has decided to continue its partnership with UN-HABITAT to increase investments in safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for some of Asia’s poorest urban areas. The partnership, which carries the Water in Asian Cities Program, will extend to 2011 with each organization committing $10 million in grant funds - twice the ...

  • MWH soft unveils highly anticipated infoworks ICM for integrated modeling of above- and below-ground drainage systems

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the second quarter 2010 release of InfoWorks ICM. The product enhances the company’s powerful workgroup management modeling platform, InfoWorks, by giving users the ability to model below-ground collections systems and above-ground drainage in one powerful simulation ...


    By Innovyze

  • MWH Soft releases infoWorks ICM generation V1.1, setting new standard for integrated modeling of above- and below-ground drainage systems

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release of InfoWorks ICM. The product enhances the company’s powerful workgroup management modeling platform, InfoWorks, by giving users the ability to model below-ground collections systems and above-ground drainage in one powerful simulation package. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Boston Water & Sewer Commission Uses MIKE URBAN for Improving Collection System Infrastructure

    The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) was created to maintain and improve the long-term quality and reliability of water and sewer services in the City of Boston. Today, BWSC’s primary goals are cost control, efficient delivery of service and environmental protection. BWSC owns and operates a system for the collection and transport of wastewater and storm drainage in the City of ...


  • IDB approves US$22 million loan to Bolivia for storm drainage in La Paz

    The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a US$22 million concessional loan to Bolivia for a program to improve storm drainage in La Paz. “The goal of the program is to help improve the quality of life in the city of La Paz and reduce human losses and property damage caused by severe storms,” said IDB Team Leader Coral Fernández Illescas. “The Storm Drainage Master Plan ...

  • Grass and trees in urban areas help reduce flood risk

    Sealed surfaces, such as roads and buildings, in urban areas increase the amount and speed of water flowing overland during and after prolonged or heavy rainfall. Urban runoff typically flows into drainage systems for stormwater, which may not be able to handle large volumes of water, ...

  • IDB approves US$56m for urban environmental program in Brazil

    The Inter-American Development Bank announced on Monday the approval of a US$56.7 million loan to the Municipality of Goiânia for an urban environmental program in the Macambira and Anicuns River watersheds. The program will help mitigate the impact of haphazard settlement along riverbanks and promote citizen participation in sustainable development of the city of Goiânia, located in west-central ...

  • Sewerage and Drainage Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

    Traditionally, only the government has been involved in the Sewerage and Drainage Services industry operations in Australia, resulting in private enterprises having a low presence across the industry. However, according to IBISWorld industry analyst Alen Allday “some sewerage authorities have outsourced some ...


    By IBISWorld

  • ReportAlert.info - RSA Insurance Group plc & WWF publishes Urban Water Management in a changing climate report 2010

    RSA & WWF call for a new approach to water management to combat £4billion flood risk. A new report from WWF and RSA argues that natural flood defences are a cost effective way of managing water and reducing the risk of flooding in our towns, whilst also benefiting wildlife. Dealing with the deluge: Urban water management in a changing climate demonstrates how sustainable drainage ...


    By 3BL Media

  • City of Waterloo Uses 2D Urban Flood Modelling to Evaluate Stormwater Management Alternatives

    During the past 5 years the City of Waterloo, Ontario has been receiving an increasing number of reports of localized flooding of residential properties and roadways in some of the older neighborhoods of the city. In one particular area, a sag in the road way and low-lying adjacent properties have resulted in significant flood damage to several homes and pooling of water in excess of 1 m deep ...


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