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Adaptation strategies to the pressure of global change in urban drainage modelling

  • 13 June, 2013
  • IHE Delft, Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering
  • Prof.dr. D. Brdjanovic
  • Dr. Z. Vojinovic

In future years, economic development, urbanisation and heavy rainfall events are expected in urban areas. A major change in approaches to the management of flooding is now on-going in many countries worldwide. It has long been recognized that risk is a central consideration in providing appropriate flood protection and decision making under uncertainty. Adaptation enhances the ability to cope with flooding and to recover from flooding. Therefore, adaptation measures around the world are in process to be improved. In this process, the requirement is to take advantage of the available data and knowledge to approach adaptive measures in urban drainage systems. As a step forward, the idea to find an optimal-adaptive measure which provides flexibility is being recognized as a promising area of investigation. The main objective of this research is to contribute to decision making on adaptation strategies to flood control in urban drainage by exploring alternative principles of designing and modelling.

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