Stormwater Management Solutions for Flat Terrain

Ryan, Meredith (2017) Stormwater Management Solutions for Flat Terrain. [USQ Project]


Increasing impervious surfaces due to urbanisation is recognised as problematic with regard to stormwater management and flood mitigation. This problem is enhanced in areas with flat terrain where stormwater surface runoff may not be directed offsite and away from people, and property in an efficient manner leading to effects from minor ponding to severe flooding.

This research identifies common stormwater design philosophies. This includes the traditional ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach and a Low Impact design approach. Also identified within the research are common stormwater processes and solutions. These processes and solutions have been compiled into a design aid with the intention of providing a range of stormwater solutions for areas with flat terrain.

A case study was undertaken on a previously developed site. The design aid successfully produced a range of suitable solutions which were in contrast to the original design.

It was concluded that stormwater management in urban areas with flat terrain is a complex issue and recommendations have been made to further the applicability of the design aid.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Brodie, Ian
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 01:23
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 01:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: stormwater; management; flat terrain; flood mitigation

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