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This manual is written to help engineers, aid and agency workers understand drainage problems more clearly, so that they can work towards finding practical solutions.

TitleStorm drainage : an engineering guide to the evaluation of low-cost systems
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKolsky, P.
Paginationx, 134 p. : fig., tab.
Date Published1998-01-01
PublisherIT Publications
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number1853394327
Keywordscatchment areas, floods, low-income communities, manuals, runoff, sdisan, sdiurb, storm drainage, urban areas
Abstract

This manual is written to help engineers, aid and agency workers understand drainage problems more clearly, so that they can work towards finding practical solutions. It focuses on three questions of particular relevance to low-income urban areas in developing countries: What is drainage performance? How can we evaluate a drainage system, to assess how best to improve its performance? What are the effects of solids in drains upon performance? This manual is the outcome of two-and-a-half years of fieldwork in the city of Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, India and can be used as a practical aid by municipal engineers, consulting engineers and engineering instructors and students, as well as development and aid workers involved in drainage systems.

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