Climate Change and the Hydraulic Design of Sewerage Systems Volume III: Sewerage System Modelling; IIIC - Changes in River Levels and Flows around the UK

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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 this volume cover:

  • Evaluation of the changes in the performance of sewerage systems due to climate change using 5 models of selected drainage systems applied to 4 climate regions
  • 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

This report summarises the information currently available on the probable changes to river flows over the coming century. It recommends that sensitivity analysis should be applied to sewerage design when the river characteristics are important due to the uncertainty of the flow rate changes. Emphasis is placed on the likely water quality impact due to the prediction of drier summers and reduced flows in rivers.



UKWIR Reference :- 03/CL/10/8Published Date :- 13/12/2004
Retail Price (£) :- 10ISBN :- 1 84057 364 3