Concepts of Urban Drainage and Flood Protection

Poul Harremoës

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The significance of the introduction of modern computer technology to design,
analysis, operation and control of sewer systems during rain is analyzed. With new
tools come new basic concepts and new engineering criteria for performance. The most significant developments are: the capability to calculate surcharging and flooding, rather than just relating to pipe capacity performance criteria; the capability of calculating long series of rain record in order to derive proper statistics on the pollutional load on the environment; and finally the capability of dynamically controlling the system in real time in order to decrease the pollutional load by optimization of the usage of storage at rains smaller than the design rain, without increasing the risk of floods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrological Processes and Water Management in Urban Areas
EditorsHerbert Massing, John Packman, Floris C. Zuidema
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherIAHS Press
Publication date1990
ISBN (Print)0-947571-82-5
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventUnesco/IHP International Symposium URBAN WATER '88 - Duisburg, Federal Republic of Germany and at Lelystad, Germany
Duration: 24 Apr 198829 Apr 1988


ConferenceUnesco/IHP International Symposium URBAN WATER '88
CityDuisburg, Federal Republic of Germany and at Lelystad
SeriesSeries of Proceedings and Reports

Bibliographical note

This paper is an invited lecture published in "Hydrological Processes and Water Management in Urban Areas" under the section: "Theme C: Concepts of Urban Drainage and Flood Protection"


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