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Urban Drainage, Third Edition

By David Butler, John Davies

© 2011 – CRC Press

632 pages

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Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes:

  • Sewer flooding
  • The impact of climate change
  • Flooding models
  • The move towards sustainability

Providing a descriptive overview of the issues involved as well as the engineering principles and analysis, it draws on real-world examples as well as models to support and demonstrate the key issues facing engineers dealing with drainage issues. It also deals with both the design of new drainage systems and the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure.

This is a unique and essential textbook for students of water, environmental, and public health engineering as well as a valuable resource for practising engineers.

Table of Contents


Approaches to Urban Drainage

Water Quality




System Components and Layout


Hydraulic Features

Foul Sewers

Storm Sewers

Sewer Flooding

Combined Sewers and Combined Sewer Overflows


Pumped Systems

Structural Design and Construction


Operation, Maintenance and Performance


Flow Models

Quality Models

Stormwater Management

Low-Income Communities

Integrated Management and Control

Towards Sustainability.

About the Authors

David Butler is Professor of Water Engineering at the University of Exeter and formerly professor and head of the Urban Water Research Group at Imperial College London. He specialises in sustainable urban water management, water conservation and recycling.

John Davies is Professor of Civil Engineering at Coventry University. He teaches hydraulics and water engineering and has a range of research interests in urban drainage

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science