Evaluation of drainage problems in Antalya Konyaalti parks in the context of landscape engineering

  • Orhun Soydan
  • Ahmet Benliay


In this study, factors that cause drainage problems in 23 Nisan Park and Mevlana Park have been investigated in the scope of landscape design and landscape engineering. To propose regulations to protect the natural topography and natural drainage lines, evaluations and observations were conducted, and these data were digitized. Water accumulation analyses were performed using field observations, which were used to create a water accumulation analysis map that was compared with water collection area maps created using Arc Hydro extension in ArcGIS. The results show that surface waters accumulate in areas such as pedestrian ways and playgrounds due to deficiencies in landscape design. Surface water quantities were calculated using the rational method. To prevent structural damage and excessive water entry, deep drainage and concrete or grass-covered parabolic surface drainage systems are recommended. Additional suggestions are provided for other studies to be conducted in this regard.


Drainage Surface runoff Landscape engineering Methods of drainage 


Funding information

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by the Scientific Research Unit of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey (Project Code 2013.02.0121.005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Architecture DepartmentAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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