Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design


Building on the research conducted around the World including Australia, the book provides all elements on the implementation of sustainable stormwater systems for urban and suburban areas. This includes solutions to address issues around urbanisation, climate change and heat island impacts. 

Key features include:

  • Examination of current knowledge on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and stormwater: water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health and implementation guidelines
  • Global approaches to WSUD such as Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems or the Sponge City Concept, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure
  • Addressing stormwater management during the civil construction stage
  • Detailing ecosystem, water quality and a sewer based approaches to stormwater management

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