Effective urban drainage to manage stormwater and control flooding depends on good engineering, especially when an environmentally sustainable approach is being applied. This new text focuses on green methods and modelling techniques. It covers the principles of hydrology and drainage, low-impact-development (LID) designs, computer modelling techniques, the evaluation of existing systems, and planning for both new development and urban renewal. It outlines design procedures using examples, spreadsheet models, photos, and real-world design examples.
Unlike other books, which focus on extreme events, this book covers hydrologic designs for both extreme and frequent events, and reflects the latest revolution in stormwater LID management, and takes a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach.
PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® computer models are provided to follow and build on the exercises in the book. It is written especially for students on urban watershed courses, and also for those studying urban planning, landscaping, water resources, hydrology and hydraulics.
Table of Contents
1 Urban Stormwater Planning
2 Rainfall Analysis
3 Watershed Hydrology
4 Hydrologic Frequency Analysis
5 Rational Method
6 Watershed Modeling
7 Flood Channel Design
8 High-Gradient Concrete Channel
9 Street Hydraulic Capacity
10 Street Inlet Hydraulics
11 Culvert Hydraulics
12 Storm Sewer System Design
13 Detention Basin Design
14 Flow Diversion
15 Grate and Rack Hydraulics
16 Stormwater Quality Capture Volume
17 Low-Impact Development Facilities
18 Design of Infiltration Basin
19 Hydraulic Routing
20 Hydrologic Routing
James Guo is Professor and Director of the Hydrologic and Hydraulic Graduate Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Denver. He has over thirty years of teaching, research, engineering, and management experience in hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources.