Effective urban drainage to manage stormwater and control flooding depends on good engineering, especially when an environmentally sustainable approach is being applied. This new text focuses on green methods and modelling techniques. It covers the principles of hydrology and drainage, low-impact-development (LID) designs, computer modelling techniques, the evaluation of existing systems, and planning for both new development and urban renewal. It outlines design procedures using examples, spreadsheet models, photos, and real-world design examples.

Unlike other books, which focus on extreme events, this book covers hydrologic designs for both extreme and frequent events, and reflects the latest revolution in stormwater LID management, and takes a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach.

PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® computer models are provided to follow and build on the exercises in the book. It is written especially for students on urban watershed courses, and also for those studying urban planning, landscaping, water resources, hydrology and hydraulics.

chapter 1|14 pages

Urban stormwater planning

chapter 2|34 pages

Rainfall analysis

chapter 3|28 pages

Watershed hydrology

chapter 4|28 pages

Hydrologic frequency analysis

chapter 5|30 pages

Rational method

chapter 6|42 pages

Watershed modeling

chapter 7|34 pages

Flood channel design

chapter 8|30 pages

High-gradient concrete channel

chapter 9|24 pages

Street hydraulic capacity

chapter 10|30 pages

Street inlet hydraulics

chapter 11|34 pages

Culvert hydraulics

chapter 12|44 pages

Storm sewer system design

chapter 13|44 pages

Detention basin design

chapter 14|24 pages

Flow diversion

chapter 15|18 pages

Grate and rack hydraulics

chapter 16|26 pages

Stormwater quality capture volume

chapter 17|32 pages

Low-impact development facilities

chapter 18|20 pages

Design of infiltration basin

chapter 19|24 pages

Hydraulic routing

chapter 20|16 pages

Hydrologic routing