1st Edition

Urban Drainage and Storage Practices

By James C Y Guo, Wenliang Wang, Junqi Li Copyright 2023
    432 Pages 362 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Urban Drainage and Storage Practices focuses on the latest developments in urban stormwater design methods using drainage and storage approaches for both water quality and quantity control. It covers both the conventional approaches to flood mitigation and low-impact methods for stormwater quality enhancement. Theory, practice, and modeling methods are presented to illustrate how to build a holistic stormwater drainage and storage system using urban open space and parks through multiple land use.

    Each chapter provides background theory, numerical experiments, illustrations, and Excel spreadsheets that outline design and calculation procedures. All urban watersheds are modeled as a series of cascading planes to drain stormwater from upstream roofs and parking lots onto downstream grass areas and vegetal beds. The drainage system is designed as a three-layer cascading system with various low-impact units for micro events, conveyance elements for minor events, and storage facilities for macro events. This book:

    • presents the theory and practice of designing and building a stormwater system
    • explains green approaches to designing and managing urban stormwater systems.

    This text is ideal for senior and graduate students studying urban hydrology, hydraulic engineering, and water resource management. It will also be useful for engineers requiring a technical book with hands-on practical examples.

    1. Stormwater System

    2. Design Rainfall Distribution

    3. Runoff Hydrology

    4. Rational Method

    5. Unit Hydrograph

    6. Kinematic Wave Method

    7. Kinematic Wave Watershed Modeling

    8. Open-Channel Hydraulics

    9. Street Conveyance Hydraulics

    10. Inlet Hydraulics

    11. Roadway Storage Basin

    12. Culvert Hydraulics

    13. Storm Sewer System Design

    14. Detention Basin Sizing

    15. Outlet Work

    16. Performance of Detention Basin

    17. Energy Dissipation Basin

    18. Stormwater Quality Capture Volume

    19. Porous Basin

    20. Stormwater Regional Planning


    Dr James C.Y. Guo is a Professor and Director of the Hydrologic and Hydraulic Graduate Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Denver. He is the author of Urban Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management (CRC Press, 2017). Dr Wenliang Wang is Associate Professor at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He is the author of several National Technical Guidelines and Standards for Sponge City Design and Construction used in China. Dr Junqui Li is Vice President and Professor at the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Director of the Key Laboratory of Urban Stormwater System and Water Environment sponsored by the Ministry of Education. He is also a member of the National Sponge City Commission responsible to the Ministry of Urban Housing and Rural Development, China.