We developed a new tool to address the needs of utility companies in the early planning and design phase of LID for retrofitting in existing urban areas, where a high degree of collaboration among stakeholders with different professional backgrounds is needed. The tool uses simplified methods to assist the user in quickly assessing two key overall performance indicators of a LID plan: 1. Return period for overflow, and 2. Impact on the annual water budget of the catchment. The tool currently allows combining three types of stormwater control measures (SCMs) commonly used in LID: permeable paving, bioretention units and local detention ponds. We present a case study to illustrate the usefulness of the tool in the context of climate change adaptation in Copenhagen and discuss further development plans including more SCMs, better user interface and assessing the uncertainties introduced by the simplifications in the tool.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||2016 International Low Impact Development Conference - Beijing, China|
Duration: 26 Jun 2016 → 29 Jun 2016
|Conference||2016 International Low Impact Development Conference|
|Period||26/06/2016 → 29/06/2016|
- Low impact development
- Water sensitive urban design
- Sustainable urban drainage systems
Lerer, S. M., Sørup, H. J. D., Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., & Mikkelsen, P. S. (2016). A new tool for quantifying the hydrological effects of LID retrofit designs – the power of simplicity. Paper presented at 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China.