Urban Water Journal
About: Urban Water Journal is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Stormwater & Surface runoff. It has an ISSN identifier of 1573-062X. Over the lifetime, 983 publication(s) have been published receiving 17161 citation(s).
Topics: Stormwater, Surface runoff, Water supply, Water quality, Combined sewer
Papers published on a yearly basis
University of Melbourne1, United States Environmental Protection Agency2, North Carolina State University3, University of Sheffield4, University of Exeter5, Heriot-Watt University6, University of Auckland7, University of Lyon8, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research9, Technical University of Denmark10, WSP Global11, Münster University of Applied Sciences12, Université de Montréal13, Luleå University of Technology14
03 Oct 2015-Urban Water Journal
TL;DR: The history, scope, application and underlying principles of terms used in urban drainage and recommendations for clear communication of these principles are provided.
Abstract: The management of urban stormwater has become increasingly complex over recent decades. Consequently, terminology describing the principles and practices of urban drainage has become increasingly diverse, increasing the potential for confusion and miscommunication. This paper documents the history, scope, application and underlying principles of terms used in urban drainage and provides recommendations for clear communication of these principles. Terminology evolves locally and thus has an important role in establishing awareness and credibility of new approaches and contains nuanced understandings of the principles that are applied locally to address specific problems. Despite the understandable desire to have a ‘uniform set of terminology’, such a concept is flawed, ignoring the fact that terms reflect locally shared understanding. The local development of terminology thus has an important role in advancing the profession, but authors should facilitate communication between disciplines and between regio...
01 Dec 2005-Urban Water Journal
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a literature review on different types of impermeable surface and their relative impacts on landscape hydrology, and describe the manner in which these surfaces are assessed for their putative impacts.
Abstract: Increased impervious surface area is a consequence of urbanization, with correspondent and significant effects on the hydrologic cycle. It is intuitive that an increased proportion of impervious surface brings with it shorter lag times between onset of precipitation and subsequently higher runoff peaks and total volume of runoff in receiving waters. Yet, documentation on quantitative relationships between the extent and type of impervious area and these hydrologic factors remains dispersed across several disciplines. We present a literature review on this subject to better understand and synthesize distinctions among different types of impermeable surface and their relative impacts, and describe the manner in which these surfaces are assessed for their putative impacts on landscape hydrology.
24 Feb 2010-Urban Water Journal
TL;DR: A comprehensive review of the leakage management related methods developed so far can be broadly classified as follows: (1) leakage assessment methods which are focusing on quantifying the amount of water lost; (2) leakage detection methods that are primarily concerned with the detection of leakage hotspots and (3) leakage control models which are focused on the effective control of current and future leakage levels.
Abstract: Leakage in water distribution systems is an important issue which is affecting water companies and their customers worldwide. It is therefore no surprise that it has attracted a lot of attention by both practitioners and researchers over the past years. Most of the leakage management related methods developed so far can be broadly classified as follows: (1) leakage assessment methods which are focusing on quantifying the amount of water lost; (2) leakage detection methods which are primarily concerned with the detection of leakage hotspots and (3) leakage control models which are focused on the effective control of current and future leakage levels. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the above methods with the objective to identify the current state-of-the-art in the field and to then make recommendations for future work. The review ends with the main conclusion that despite all the advancements made in the past, there is still a lot of scope and need for further work, especially in area of rea...
02 Jan 2015-Urban Water Journal
TL;DR: A state-of-the-art literature review on flood impact assessment in urban areas, detailing their application, and their limitations is presented in this article, which describes both techniques for dealing with individual categories of impacts, as well as methodologies for integrating them.
Abstract: Flooding can cause major disruptions in cities, and lead to significant impacts on people, the economy and on the environment. These impacts may be exacerbated by climate and socio-economic changes. Resilience thinking has become an important way for city planners and decision makers to manage flood risks.Despite different definitions of resilience, a consistent theme is that flood resilient cities are impacted less by extreme flood events. Therefore, flood risk professionals and planners need to understand flood impacts to build flood resilient cities. This paper presents a state-of-the-art literature review on flood impact assessment in urban areas, detailing their application, and their limitations. It describes both techniques for dealing with individual categories of impacts, as well as methodologies for integrating them. The paper will also identify future avenues for progress in improving the techniques.
01 Sep 2006-Urban Water Journal
TL;DR: The central objectives are to understand the potential for residential DSM tools to save water in different types of household under varying conditions and to identify influences on implementation effectiveness.
Abstract: Water scarcity and household water consumption has received increasing attention on national public agendas in recent years. At the same time a number of important demand-side management (DSM) studies have been reported on by non-academic institutions, and there is a need for a comprehensive, up to date review of the impacts of DSM tools and the factors which influence their effectiveness. This paper aims to address an apparent lack of coverage in the academic literature by presenting a review of residential DSM tools using reports of recent DSM campaigns in the western (developed) world. The central objectives are to understand the potential for residential DSM tools to save water in different types of household under varying conditions and to identify influences on implementation effectiveness. In the discussion, we explore causes of uncertainty in DSM planning including the non-transferability of trends and existing methods of evaluation, and describe some of the resulting problems. The conclusions off...
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