Urban Drainage Infrastructures Toward a Sustainable Future

Ferdowsi, Ahmad and Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1459-8408 (2024) Urban Drainage Infrastructures Toward a Sustainable Future. In: Sustainable Structures and Buildings. Springer, Cham, London, UK, pp. 111-119. ISBN 978-3-031-46688-5

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Urban drainage infrastructures (UDIs), as one of the main urban infrastructures, serve some important functions in urban areas and can be considered vital to reach the global goals that were set out by the United Nations to tackle current problems and make a more sustainable future. However, climate change and other drivers such as population growth, infrastructure aging, and rapid urbanization are exerting pressure on UDIs. This can not only undermine the expected performance of UDIs but also deviate from their role in the global goals. This chapter aims to shed light on the probable impacts of climatic change, urbanization, etc., on UDIs, and to propose measures to make them more resilient. Urbanization and climate change can have different negative impacts on deteriorating the performance of UDIs through an increase in flood risk and water pollution-related problems, which highlight the significance of incorporating these stressors into any adaptation and rehabilitation strategies in UDIs.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-031-46688-5_8
Keywords: Climate change; Flood; Urbanization ;Urban drainage; infrastructure; Sustainable development goals
Subjects: Construction and engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 11:55
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 08:00
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10636


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