Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Reflecting on Urban Stormwater

Category: Protecting our planet

A flooded walkway next to a river in a city

Traditional urban drainage lacks resilience against the impacts of climate change and increasing urbanisation, leading to greater risk of flooding, water scarcity, and the release of harmful pollutants. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) simultaneously treat contaminated stormwater and reduce its volume, protecting the aquatic environment and even creating the possibility of stormwater re-use. Our research examines how SUDS design can be optimised to provide the best possible stormwater treatment. 

Entrant: Erin Corbett , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Erin Corbett


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