The purpose of the book is to disseminate contemporary knowledge and practical experiences concerning problems and solutions related to urban hydrology and drainage. Although the main focus is on developing countries, the book draws from experiences in other parts of the world. Based upon numerous practical examples and case studies, the book provides information to assist in the management, planning and engineering design processes.
The book covers a range of methods and approaches to improve the understanding and ability of local stakeholders to solve drainage and hydrology problems. As well as structural interventions, the book describes various non-structural approaches for flood mitigation and pollution control. Approaches to drainage system design are presented with a discussion of the factors affecting operational performance with specific reference to developing countries.
The book encourages the reader to adopt an integrated approach towards stormwater management and considers the importance of institutional arrangements, participation of local stakeholders in planning, as well as aspects of financing and cost recovery.
- Addresses the broad range of issues related to urban stormwater management with a specific focus on the developing countries.
- Covers all aspects of planning, design, operation and maintenance of urban drainage systems
- In addition to technical issues the book covers socio-economic and institutional issues related to urban stormwater management
- Presents structural and non-structural approaches for flood mitigation and pollution control within an integrated water resource management framework
- Provides extensive examples and case studies of best practice
- Urbanisation and problems of urban runoff
- Impacts of flooding on society
- Urban drainage as a component of integrated water resource management
- Institutional structures and policies
- Planning for urban stormwater management
- Approaches to urban drainage system design
- Ecological engineering in urban drainage
- Hydro-informatics and computer modelling
- Operational control and maintenance strategies
- Flood mitigation and response strategies
- Participation and partnerships
- Financing and economics.