600 Pages 248 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    600 Pages 248 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new edition of a well-established textbook covers the health, environmental and engineering aspects of the management of rainwater and wastewater in areas of human development. Urban Drainage deals comprehensively not only with the design of new systems, but also the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure. Keeping its balance of principles, practice and research, the fifth edition has had the most comprehensive update of any edition so far. It includes a new chapter on urban drainage planning, some significant restructuring of others and the introduction of new topics including emerging contaminants, wastewater surveillance, AI, digital twins and cyberphysical security. It also addresses current concerns about climate change impacts and intermittent wastewater pollution, and new ideas about sustainable and resilient systems. In all cases the aim is to provide comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based content prioritising innovation, improved methods, and solutions.

    This is an essential text for undergraduates and graduate students, lecturers and researchers in water engineering, environmental engineering, public health engineering, engineering hydrology, and related non-engineering disciplines. It also serves as a dependable and up-to-date reference for drainage engineers in water service providers, local authorities, and for consulting engineers. Extensive examples are used to support and demonstrate the key issues throughout the text.

    1. Introduction.

    2. Water quality.

    3. Wastewater.

    4. Rainfall.

    5. Stormwater.

    6. System components and layout.

    7. Hydraulics.

    8. Hydraulic features.

    9. Foul sewers.

    10. Storm sewers.

    11. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).

    12. Surface water flooding.

    13. Combined sewers and combined sewer overflows.

    14. Storage.

    15. Pumped systems.

    16. Sewer construction and rehabilitation.

    17. Sediments.

    18. Operation and maintenance.

    19. Planning.

    20. Modelling in practice.

    21. Innovations in modelling.

    22. Smart systems.

    23. Low-income communities.

    24. Towards sustainable and resilient urban water management.


    David Butler, FREng is Professor of Water Engineering and Co-director of the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, UK.

    Chris Digman is an Executive Technical Director at Stantec and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield, UK.

    Christos Makropoulos is Professor in the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and the Director of NTUA’s Laboratory of Applied Hydraulics.

    John W. Davies is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Plymouth, UK.