Estimation of diarrhoeal infection risk in parks and recreational areas after urban flooding

C. Jørgensen, O. Mark, Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen, M. E. Jørgensen, Anna Charlotte Schultz, Heidi Huus Petersen, J. Clauson-Kaas

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Urban cloudburst management may include intentional temporary storage of flood water in parks or other recreational areas. In cities with combined sewers this will expose the population to wastewater and increase the risk of diarrhoeal disease. We present an approach to estimate the risk of diarrhoeal disease after urban flooding of a green area by combining hydraulic modelling, an experimental flood simulation and quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). The method allows the cloudburst manager to reduce unacceptable disease risks during the planning of cloudburst management or on existing facilities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 18 Oct 202023 Oct 2020


ConferenceIWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020


  • Cloudburst management
  • Diarrhoeal disease
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Urban flooding

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