WIT Press


Urban Drainage And Sustainable Cities: How To Achieve Flood Resilient Societies?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UW120181

Volume

122

Pages

12

Published

2012

Size

549 kb

Author(s)

G. La Loggia, C. M. Fontanazza, G. Freni, V. Notaro, E. Oliveri & V. Puleo

Abstract

This paper tries to describe the main developments of urban flood forecasting and modelling. Currently, several new technologies are available for flood monitoring, modelling and mitigation and several paradigms suggest the adoption of greener approaches to urban storm water management. These tools and new approaches can be easily adaptable to new developments where the entire urban drainage system can be suited to follow a more sustainable way to drain storm water. The challenge for the future is instead aimed to apply this new philosophy to existing urban areas where the application of new tools and technologies requires high costs and such approaches have to be prepared by constructing a flood resilient society by means of education and capillary information. Keywords: urban flooding, storm water management, urban drainage modelling, flood mitigation.

Keywords

urban flooding, storm water management, urban drainage modelling, flood mitigation.