Urban Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management

James C Y Guo

May 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 589 Pages
ISBN 9781138198142 - CAT# K31344


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Focuses on sustainable drainage and flood management

Covers normal drainage, and not simply extreme events

Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides

Heavily illustrated

Strong practical guidance with case studies


Effective urban drainage to manage stormwater and control flooding depends on good engineering, especially when an environmentally sustainable approach is being applied. This new text focuses on green methods and modelling techniques. It covers the principles of hydrology and drainage, low-impact-development (LID) designs, computer modelling techniques, the evaluation of existing systems, and planning for both new development and urban renewal. It outlines design procedures using examples, spreadsheet models, photos, and real-world design examples.

Unlike other books, which focus on extreme events, this book covers hydrologic designs for both extreme and frequent events, and reflects the latest revolution in stormwater LID management, and takes a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach.

PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® computer models are provided to follow and build on the exercises in the book. It is written especially for students on urban watershed courses, and also for those studying urban planning, landscaping, water resources, hydrology and hydraulics.