WIT Press


Urban Drainage Case Study - Watershed Of The City Of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,213 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000171

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

F.C.B. Mascarenhas, M.G. Miguez & R.O.G. Campos

Abstract

This work proposes a new approach related to urban floods in which the traditional concept of enlarging the main drainage net is substituted by a systemic view, with distributed actions over the watershed. These actions must be done to restore the original flow conditions of the watershed before the urbanising process. For the purpose of this analysis a Mathematical Cell Model is applied to a portion of the watershed of the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Introduction Well-posed measures for the solution of many problems relating to urban spaces are presently being considered in an increasing way. These measures go towards the self-sustainability concept, in achieving a more favourable and harmonic environmental cohabitation. This perception necessarily encompasses the systemic a

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