Urban Drainage and Storage Practices focuses on the latest developments in urban stormwater design methods using drainage and storage approaches for both water quality and quantity control. It covers both the conventional approaches to flood mitigation and low-impact methods for stormwater quality enhancement. Theory, practice, and modeling methods are presented to illustrate how to build a holistic stormwater drainage and storage system using urban open space and parks through multiple land use.

Each chapter provides background theory, numerical experiments, illustrations, and Excel spreadsheets that outline design and calculation procedures. All urban watersheds are modeled as a series of cascading planes to drain stormwater from upstream roofs and parking lots onto downstream grass areas and vegetal beds. The drainage system is designed as a three-layer cascading system with various low-impact units for micro events, conveyance elements for minor events, and storage facilities for macro events. This book:

  • presents the theory and practice of designing and building a stormwater system
  • explains green approaches to designing and managing urban stormwater systems.

This text is ideal for senior and graduate students studying urban hydrology, hydraulic engineering, and water resource management. It will also be useful for engineers requiring a technical book with hands-on practical examples.

chapter Chapter 1|12 pages

Stormwater systems

chapter Chapter 2|28 pages

Design rainfall distribution

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Runoff hydrology

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Rational method

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Unit hydrograph

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Kinematic wave method

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages

Kinematic wave watershed modeling

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Open-channel hydraulics

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Street conveyance hydraulics

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

Inlet hydraulics

chapter Chapter 11|18 pages

Roadway storage basin

chapter Chapter 12|16 pages

Culvert hydraulics

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Storm sewer system design

chapter Chapter 14|20 pages

Detention basin sizing

chapter Chapter 15|18 pages

Outlet work

chapter Chapter 16|14 pages

Performance of detention basin

chapter Chapter 17|26 pages

Energy dissipation basin

chapter Chapter 18|22 pages

Stormwater quality capture volume

chapter Chapter 19|40 pages

Porous basin

chapter Chapter 20|12 pages

Stormwater regional planning