Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) or the Sponge City Concept. These systems and approaches are becoming an integral part of developing water sensitive cities as they are considered very capable solutions in addressing issues relating to urbanization, climate change and heat island impacts in dealing with storm water issues.
The book is based on research conducted in Australia and around the world, bringing in perspectives in an ecosystems approach, a water quality approach, and a sewer based approach to stormwater, all of which are uniquely covered in this single resource.
- Presents a holistic examination of the current knowledge on WSUD and storm water, including water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health, and implementation guidelines
- Includes additional global approaches to WSUD, including SUDS, LID, GI and the Sponge City Concept
- Covers the different perspectives from Australia (ecosystem based), the USA (water quality based) and Europe (sewer based)
- Addresses storm water management during the civil construction stage when much of the ecological damage can be done
1. History of Water Sensitive Urban Design/ Low Impact development Adoption in Australia 2. WSUD Approaches and their description 3. WSUD and stormwater quality 4. WSUD design guidelines and data needs 5. The Role of policy and regulations in WSUD Implementation 6. WSUD and flood prevention 7. WSUD Approaches in Sewer System overflow management 8. WSUD as sediment and erosion control devices 9. Water harvesting potential of WSUD Approaches 10. WSUD managing predevelopment hydrology 11. WSUD Improving Ecology health 12. WSUD protecting and managing stream morphology 13. Urban lakes and their roles 14. Economics of WSUD Approaches 15. Optimization of WSUD Systems: Selection, sizing and layout 16. Infrastructure and urban planning context for achieving visions of integrated urban water management and WSUD: the case of Melbourne 17. Integration of WSUD and mainstream special planning approaches: lessons from South Africa 18: Role of WSUD in building sustainable liveable suburbs 19. WSUD and urban heat island effect mitgation 20. The role of green roofs and living walls as WSUD approaches in a dry climate 21. Greening and cooling the city with local wastewater streams: a European perspective 22. Operation and maintenance of WSUD Features 23. Capacity building for WSUD Implementation 24. Community perception of the implementation and adoption of WSUD Approaches of stormwater management 25. Post implentation assessment of WSUD Approaches 26. WSUD Implentation in a precinct residential development: Australian case study 27. WSUD Case studies from Australia, USA, Europe, Asia: Best in Class
Dr. Ashok Sharma is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has 30 years of research, teaching and industrial experience on planning and design of centralised and decentralised water, wastewater and stormwater systems; integrated urban water management; and water sensitive urban design. As Principal Research Engineer, CSIRO, Australia, he led research on alternative water, wastewater and stormwater systems to address knowledge gaps in their mainstream uptake. He also worked as a Planning Engineer at Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland, Australia and as an Engineer at Uttar Pradesh State Water Corporation, and Assistant Professor at Delhi College of Engineering in India. He has co-authored 3 books, 11 book chapters, 70 journal and 69 conference publications, and 45 technical reports. He completed his B Tech (Civil Eng.) at G B P Agriculture and Technology University, Pantnagar, India; ME (Environmental Eng.) and PhD (Civil Eng.) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia) and CP Eng. (Australia).
Adjunct Professor Ted Gardner holds adjunct appointments at Victoria University, Melbourne and at a number of Australian regional universities. He chairs the technical advisory committee of the Australian Water Association's e-Water journal. Prior to his retirement in 2010, Ted was Principal Research Scientist, Integrated Urban Water Systems, CSIRO, where he led research projects into decentralised water technologies and stormwater harvesting and reuse in South East Queensland. He was also the Principal Scientist with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management, leading the Urban Water Cycle group which focused on urban water sustainability. In 2005, Ted was awarded the Australia Day Award Public Service Medal for his work on water recycling and urban water supply. In 2014, he was award the biennial McLean-Idema award from Irrigation Australia for his career work on irrigation using recycled water. He has an extensive publication record including over 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, 4 book chapters, co-editor of a scientific monograph on purified recycled water, and an IWA book on rainwater systems, and has made numerous presentations to technical and community groups. Ted completed his Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Masters of Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland.
Don Begbie was Executive Officer, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, and Program Manager, Research and Development, until the Centre's closure in December 2016. Prior to that, Don was the Director of the Urban Water Security Research Alliance in South East Queensland, Australia, where he managed and coordinated the delivery of research for urban water security with a focus on integrated water management and alternative water sources such as rainwater tanks and stormwater harvesting. He was previously Director Water Science, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water, where he managed the delivery of research into urban water systems, groundwater and surface water modelling, and freshwater quality and aquatic ecosystem health. Don completed both his Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Masters of Agricultural Studies at The University of Queensland.