An evaluation of the economic and environmental value of sustainable urban drainage systems

Waddams, Fraser (2016) An evaluation of the economic and environmental value of sustainable urban drainage systems. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project aims to clarify the environmental and economic value of sustainable urban drainage systems which will in turn benefit the communities and companies who rely on them as well as the environment. Due to the global strive to reduce the impacts of an increasing population and climate change, results in the urge to support the environment with ‘green’ engineering initiatives. By mimicking natural drainage, sustainable urban drainage systems aim to reduce surface water flooding, improve water quality and enhance the amenity and biodiversity value of the environment.
    The mixed research methods used to evaluate whether sustainable urban drainage systems have any economic or environmental value will be; qualitative and quantitative methods both using primary and secondary research. Each section will explain why the method was used and how it meets the objective, with a summary table to close the chapter. This research project closes with the final outcome of the investigation with recommendations for further research.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 12:51
    Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 12:51
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21675

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