Journal article

Is green infrastructure a viable strategy for managing urban surface water flooding?

JL Webber, TD Fletcher, L Cunningham, G Fu, D Butler, MJ Burns

URBAN WATER JOURNAL | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Green infrastructure strategies are often cited as best practice for urban water management; however, limited research has been undertaken to compare intervention effectiveness during moderate to extreme intensity rainfall events which are typically responsible for surface water flooding. This research responds to this through applying a cellular automata-based rapid scenario screening framework to predict the flood management performance of green infrastructure strategies across an urban catchment in Melbourne City Centre (Australia). Key findings indicate an intensive application of green infrastructure could substantially reduce flood depth and velocity in the catchment but that residual ..

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Grants

Awarded by UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council through a Centre for Doctoral Training programme in Water Informatics Science and Engineering


Awarded by UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council through Safe & SuRe research fellowship


Awarded by UK Natural Environment Research Council SWEEP project


Awarded by Natural Environment Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council through a Centre for Doctoral Training programme in Water Informatics Science and Engineering (EP/L016214/1) and the Safe & SuRe research fellowship (EP/K006924/1); and the UK Natural Environment Research Council SWEEP project (NE/P011217/1).