Urban Stormwater and Flood Management

Enhancing the Liveability of Cities

  • Veeriah Jegatheesan
  • Ashantha Goonetilleke
  • John van Leeuwen
  • Jaya Kandasamy
  • Doug Warner
  • Baden Myers
  • Muhammed Bhuiyan
  • Kevin Spence
  • Geoffrey Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John van Leeuwen, John Awad, Baden Myers, David Pezzaniti
    Pages 1-28
  3. Doug Warner, Kathy Lewis, John Tzilivakis
    Pages 29-47
  4. Buddhi Wijesiri, Ashantha Goonetilleke
    Pages 49-68
  5. Rupak Aryal, Arturo Aburto Medina, Andrew S. Ball, Veeriah Jegatheesan, Felicity Roddick, Jaya Kandasamy et al.
    Pages 103-117
  6. Kathy Lewis, Doug Warner, John Tzilivakis
    Pages 119-137
  7. Kevin Spence, Jonathan Bridge, Duncan McLuckie, Jaya Kandasamy
    Pages 139-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-199

About this book


This book brings together the experiences of engineers and scientists from Australia and the United Kingdom providing the current status on the management of stormwater and flooding in urban areas and suggesting ways forward. It forms a basis for the development of a framework for the implementation of integrated and optimised storm water management strategies and aims to mitigate the adverse impacts of the expanding urban water footprint. Among other topics it also features management styles of stormwater and flooding and describes biodiversity and ecosystem services in relation to the management of stormwater and the mitigation of floods. Furthermore, it places an emphasis on sustainable storm water management measures. 

Population growth, urbanisation and climate change will pose significant challenges to engineers, scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and practitioners of several other disciplines. If we consider environmental and water engineers, they will have to face challenges in designing smart and efficient water systems which are robust and resilient to overcome shrinking green spaces, increased urban heat islands, damages to natural waterways due to flooding caused by increased stormwater flow. This work provides valuable information for practitioners and students at both senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Storm water Flooding Water quality Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Storm water harvesting Flood management Green infrastructure Ecosystem services Climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Veeriah Jegatheesan
    • 1
  • Ashantha Goonetilleke
    • 2
  • John van Leeuwen
    • 3
  • Jaya Kandasamy
    • 4
  • Doug Warner
    • 5
  • Baden Myers
    • 6
  • Muhammed Bhuiyan
    • 7
  • Kevin Spence
    • 8
  • Geoffrey Parker
    • 9
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  5. 5.AERUHatfieldUK
  6. 6.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  7. 7.School of EngineeringRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  8. 8.Department of the Natural and Built EnvironmentSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  9. 9.School of Civil EngineeringLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

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