Journal article

Flow-Regime Management at the Urban Land-Parcel Scale: Test of Feasibility

Matthew J Burns, Tim D Fletcher, Christopher J Walsh, Anthony R Ladson, Belinda E Hatt

JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Overcoming the hydrologic shortcomings of conventional approaches to stormwater management requires the protection or restoration of flow regimes at small scales. A better understanding of how stormwater management strategies can achieve this aim is needed. This study modeled 28,800 design configurations of a typical stormwater management strategy at the scale of urban land parcels across a range of urban densities and climatic conditions. Realistic design configurations that achieved three hydrologic response targets were identified as part of this modeling. It was found that meeting the targets required a combination of stormwater harvesting (using tanks) and infiltration (using rain garde..

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Grants

Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project


Funding Acknowledgements

Peter Roberts is thanked for the provision of demand data. Blair Bethwaite from the Monash eResearch Centre provided technical assistance with executing our models over a computational grid. Hugh Duncan is thanked for various discussions concerning the rain-garden model. Fletcher is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT100100144) while Walsh is supported by funding from Melbourne Water. This project was undertaken in association with an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP0883610) and with the "Cities as Water Supply Catchments" Program (now part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities).