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Title: Storm-water management in low-income countries
Authors: Reed, Brian
Keywords: Developing countries
Municipal and public service engineering
Sewers and drains
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © ICE Publishing
Citation: REED, B., 2013. Storm-water management in low-income countries. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 166 (2), pp. 111 - 120.
Abstract: Rapid urbanisation coupled with a changing climate is increasing surface run-off in many cities in low-income countries. Badly managed run-off has a disproportionate impact on the poor. In a series of ten research projects the state of storm-water management in Vietnam, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan and India has been examined, including issues of management, maintenance, health impacts (such as malaria) and design standards. The findings show that institutional issues such as urban planning, financing, management responsibility and skills levels are areas that require attention if storm-water is to be controlled effectively. Integrated approaches are required, making institutional coordination critical. Technical issues also need to be addressed, with silt and solid waste being a significant design problem.
Description: The definitive version is also available at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/muen.12.00029 Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees.
Sponsor: DFID (Reed, 2004) and Practical Action (Reed, 2010)
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/muen.12.00029
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26183
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/muen.12.00029
ISSN: 0965-0903
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