Environmental and engineering aspects are both involved in the drainage of rainwater and wastewater from areas of human development. Urban Drainage deals comprehensively not only with the design of new systems, but also the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure, and the environmental issues involved. Each chapter contains a descriptive overview of the complex issues involved, the basic engineering principles, and analysis for each topic. Extensive examples are used to support and demonstrate the key issues explained in the text.
Urban Drainage is an essential text for undergraduates and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in water engineering, environmental engineering, public health engineering and engineering hydrology. It is a useful reference for drainage design and operation engineers in the water industry and local authorities, and for consulting engineers. It will also be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in environmental science, technology, policy and planning, geography and health studies.
"Urban Drainage continues to evolve to reflect changing constraints and current approaches to best drainage practice so it remains the pre-eminent text on the subject. It provides exceptionally comprehensive coverage of all aspects of urban drainage which can't be found elsewhere in a single text, including the basics of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, design, modelling, construction, operation as well as important advice on how urban water management can become more sustainable and resilient.
This is the book I always take off the shelf first when I have any query relating to urban drainage, and it just got even better."
-- Richard Fenner, University of Cambridge
"I read the entire book when it was in its first edition and found it to be a very useful reference that covered both combined and separate sewerage systems. Now in its fourth edition, I think this is a comprehensive textbook that I would recommend to anyone studying or practising in the field of urban drainage."
-- Simon Beecham, University of South Australia
"The greatest assets are the comprehensiveness and incorporation of the latest information. At the same time, this information is delivered in a very readable and succinct manner (500 + pages), without losing the rigour of discussion of fundamental concepts."
-- Jiri Marsalek, Environment and Climate Change Canada
"This is an excellent book covering a wide range of issues and examples relevant to urban drainage. I am particularly pleased to see that this new edition contains enhanced consideration of wider environmental issues relevant not only to urban drainage but to urban environments as a whole.... I consider this the best text available right now for UK drainage design and practice. "
-- Rebecca Wade, Abertay University, UK
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 26th March 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 25.4 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.22
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition