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Storm-water management in low-income countries

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posted on 23.08.2017 by Brian Reed
Rapid urbanisation coupled with a changing climate is increasing surface run-off in many cities in low-income countries. Badly managed run-off has a disproportionate impact on the poor. In a series of ten research projects the state of storm-water management in Vietnam, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan and India has been examined, including issues of management, maintenance, health impacts (such as malaria) and design standards. The findings show that institutional issues such as urban planning, financing, management responsibility and skills levels are areas that require attention if storm-water is to be controlled effectively. Integrated approaches are required, making institutional coordination critical. Technical issues also need to be addressed, with silt and solid waste being a significant design problem.

Funding

DFID (Reed, 2004) and Practical Action (Reed, 2010)

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer,

Volume

Volume 166,

Issue

Issue 2

Pages

111 - 120

Citation

REED, B., 2013. Storm-water management in low-income countries. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 166 (2), pp. 111 - 120.

Publisher

© ICE Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2013

Notes

The definitive version is also available at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/muen.12.00029 Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees.

ISSN

0965-0903

Language

en

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