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Climate Change and the Hydraulic Design of Sewerage Systems Volume III: Sewerage System Modelling; IIIA - Changes in the Performance of Sewerage Networks

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This report is part of a major study on the impact of climate change on sewerage hydraulic design The project was wide ranging, but with a principle focus on the performance of sewerage systems under future (year 2080) rainfall conditions and what changes might be needed in the hydraulic design of sewerage systems to address any problems that climate change might pose. Other issues include a summary of international drainage practice and predicted changes in sea levels and river flows.This report is one of 13 documents collated in 4 volumes. This document is one of four in volume III - Sewerage System Modelling.  The other reports in volume III cover:Use of simple models to evaluate changes in runoff and water quality for 7 climate regions

  • A summary of the predicted changes in sea level over the next century
  • A summary of predicted changes to river levels and flows around the UK.

This report summarises the results from using 5 quality assured drainage models run with both present and future rainfall for 4 representative regions across the UK.

The work involved looking at the change in flooding response and the extent of the drainage system modifications needed to return the performance of the systems to their present day performance.  In addition to flooding, the performance of overflows and the change in river water quality were also investigated. The report resulted in a number of suggestions where current practice and criteria might need to be changed.

 

 

UKWIR Reference :- 03/CL/10/6Published Date :- 13/12/2004
Retail Price (£) :- 18ISBN :- 1 84057 362 7