Containing a sustainable urbanized environment through SuDS devices in management trains

Maqbool, Rashid and Wood, Harry (2022) Containing a sustainable urbanized environment through SuDS devices in management trains. Science of the Total Environment, 807 (Part 2). p. 150812. ISSN 0048-9697

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150812

Abstract

Generating an effective and efficient sustainable drainage philosophy is imperative in alleviating the risk of flooding in a complex UK climate that is categorised by excessive rainfall. The Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) approach offers a revolutionary change in using heightened flow rates and large capacities of water to our advantage, while also disguising the attenuated water into the urbanized environment. This research explores the result of integrating several SuDS devices in management trains with the sole purpose of significantly reducing overall water quantity. It will compare and contrast and prove how SuDS is more dependable than the conventional pipe-based drainage system that is characterized by its ability to remove water to the outflow quickly. Furthermore, in order to determine how a SuDS device is implemented into the natural environment, a case study was conducted at a residential area in Gibside View, Winlaton in Gateshead. The research exhibits how the newly implemented Detention basin had to be retrofitted into the already inadequate drainage system that once lived there; all in thought of alleviating the significant flooding events that were once reported to have occurred prior. As a verification method in terms of effectiveness, a questionnaire was conducted through convenient and purposive sampling at the Case Study location; data was accumulated door-to-door inside a 300 m radius of the detention basin and received about 180 valid responses. The results showed persistence of respondents who detailed flooding events prior to installing the Detention basin, who then recognised a fundamental change in the minimization of water quantity and flooding issues. The results of this research showed why Detention Basins continue to be identified as one of the most successful water reduction-based SuDS devices available for development nationwide implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable drainage systems, flooding, urbanized environment, management trains, UK
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 08:40
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 11:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47441

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