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Toward effective change in urban water policy: the role of collaborative governance and cross-scale integration

Introduction This report investigates collaboration and integration of governance across scales and organisations, themes that were identified in previous research on innovation adoption processes in the A3.1 Sub-project, Better governance for complex decision-making. The premise of the research is that…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2016

UK sustainable drainage systems: past, present and future

Abstract Urban drainage has developed from an engineering discipline, concerned principally with public health and safety outcomes, into a multifaceted vision linking drainage with environmental and wider social and economic imperatives to deliver multifunctional outcomes. UK attention is too often…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jun 2015

Using the multiple benefits of SuDS tool (BeST) to deliver long-term benefits

Abstract It has been commonplace to state that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) can bring a wide range of benefits without evidencing or quantifying these benefits. The Construction Industry Research Information Association (CIRIA) has developed a tool called BeST. This helps…
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  • Date Published: 28th Jun 2016

From adaptation planning to action – finance and project perspectives

Presentation:  From adaptation planning to action - finance and project perspectives. Presented by Dr Jeroen Rijke  at the  VMM Conference Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Opportunities, 25 March, Antwerp, Belgium.   Citation:  Rijke, J. (2015). From adaptation planning to action…
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  • Date Published: 25th Mar 2015

Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable – dumping the pipe-bound mentality and managing stormwater using green infrastructure

Presentation:  Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable – dumping the pipe-bound mentality and managing stormwater using green infrastructure. Presented by Prof. Richard Ashley at the  Blue Cities Conference, November 2014, Gothenborg, Sweden.   Citation: Ashley, R. (2014). Multi-functional, multi-benefit and valuable –…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2014

A comparative socio-technical discourse analysis of Water Sensitive Urban Design for Melbourne, Australia and Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract This paper presents a comparative socio-technical discourse analysis of WSUD for Melbourne and Copenhagen. Despite Melbourne appearing to have progressed further, the technology pathways are very similar, suggesting significant potential for transfer of insights and policy mechanisms. However, there…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2013

Describing concurrent flood hazards in a risk assessment decision framework using a Bayesian network methodology

Abstract In this study we outline a risk-based decision-making framework for flood management purposes using a Bayesian network methodology. Flood risk assessments are often based on single hazard events. We acknowledge that with a changing climate, flood risk assessments need…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2014

Explanatory analysis of the relationship between atmospheric circulation and occurrence of flood-generating events in a coastal city

Abstract The aim of this study is to enhance the understanding of the occurrence of flood-generating events in urban areas by analysing the relationship between large-scale atmospheric circulation and extreme precipitation events, extreme sea water level events and their simultaneous…
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  • Date Published: 8th Mar 2016

Modelling of green roof hydrological performance for urban drainage applications

Abstract Green roofs are being widely implemented for stormwater management and their impact on the urban hydrological cycle can be evaluated by incorporating them into urban drainage models. This paper presents a model of green roof long term and single…
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  • Date Published: 27th Nov 2014

Determining the extent of groundwater interference on the performance of infiltration trenches

Abstract Infiltration trenches are widely used in stormwater management, but their capacity decreases when installed in areas with shallow groundwater where infiltration is limited by groundwater drainage. Here the hydrological performance of single infiltration trenches in areas with shallow water…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2015

Modelling the impact of retention–detention units on sewer surcharge and peak and annual runoff reduction

Abstract Stormwater management using water sensitive urban design is expected to be part of future drainage systems. This paper aims to model the combination of local retention units, such as soakaways, with subsurface detention units. Soakaways are employed to reduce…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2015

The implementation of biofiltration systems, rainwater tanks and urban irrigation in a single-layer urban canopy model

Presentation: The implementation of biofiltration systems, rainwater tanks and urban irrigation in a single-layer urban canopy model. Presented by Matthias Demuzere  at the 9th International Conference on Urban Climate/12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, 20-24 July 2015, Toulouse, France. Citation:…
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  • Date Published: 24th Jul 2015

Simulating the surface energy balance over two contrasting urban environments using the Community Land Model Urban

Abstract A single-layer urban canopy model Community Land Model Urban (CLMU) is evaluated over two contrasting urban environments of Toulouse (France) and Melbourne (Australia). For the latter, three measurement sites are available characterized by a varying amount of vegetation, which…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Dec 2013

Adaptation mainstreaming for achieving flood resilience in cities

Abstract Many cities across the world have started to adopt resilience approaches for flood risk management. These approaches typically combine different types of interventions to protect against flooding, minimise damages caused by flooding, and recover efficiently after flooding. However, a…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2016

Appropriate Flood Adaption

Climate change induced extreme weather events call for a reconsideration of how built-up areas are designed and are already forcing incremental adaptation of existing cities, neighbourhoods and properties. Yet, the magnitude of climate change and the associated consequences for the…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2016

Modelling cities and water infrastructure dynamics

Abstract Urban water systems are under increasing pressure due to the impact of climate change, population growth and urbanisation. In order to make our urban water systems more adaptable to these challenges new water management strategies must be developed. During…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2013
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