Urban stormwater management model and tools for designing stormwater management of green infrastructure practices

H. Haris, M. F. Chow, F. Usman, L. M. Sidek, Z. A. Roseli, M. D. Norlida

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Urbanization is growing rapidly in Malaysia. Rapid urbanization has known to have several negative impacts towards hydrological cycle due to decreasing of pervious area and deterioration of water quality in stormwater runoff. One of the negative impacts of urbanization is the congestion of the stormwater drainage system and this situation leading to flash flood problem and water quality degradation. There are many urban stormwater management softwares available in the market such as Storm Water Drainage System design and analysis program (DRAINS), Urban Drainage and Sewer Model (MOUSE), InfoWorks River Simulation (InfoWork RS), Hydrological Simulation Program-Fortran (HSPF), Distributed Routing Rainfall-Runoff Model (DR3M), Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), XP Storm Water Management Model (XPSWMM), MIKE-SWMM, Quality-Quantity Simulators (QQS), Storage, Treatment, Overflow, Runoff Model (STORM), and Hydrologic Engineering Centre-Hydrologic Modelling System (HEC-HMS). In this paper, we are going to discuss briefly about several softwares and their functionality, accessibility, characteristics and components in the quantity analysis of the hydrological design software and compare it with MSMA Design Aid and Database. Green Infrastructure (GI) is one of the main topics that has widely been discussed all over the world. Every development in the urban area is related to GI. GI can be defined as green area build in the develop area such as forest, park, wetland or floodway. The role of GI is to improve life standard such as water filtration or flood control. Among the twenty models that have been compared to MSMA SME, ten models were selected to conduct a comprehensive review for this study. These are known to be widely accepted by water resource researchers. These ten tools are further classified into three major categories as models that address the stormwater management ability of GI in terms of quantity and quality, models that have the capability of conducting the economic analysis of GI and models that can address both stormwater management and economic aspects together.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and Technologies, ICARET 2016
PublisherIOP Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and Technologies 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Feb 201625 Feb 2016
Conference number: 2nd
https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/32/1 (Proceedings)

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NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1755-1307


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and Technologies 2016
Abbreviated titleICARET 2016
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