Future scenarios modeling of urban stormwater management response to impacts of climate change and urbanization

Wang, Mo and Zhang, Dong Q. and Su, Jin and Trzcinski, Antoine P. and Dong, Jian W. and Tan, Soon K. (2017) Future scenarios modeling of urban stormwater management response to impacts of climate change and urbanization. CLEAN: Soil, Air, Water, 45 (10).

Abstract

Future scenario modeling was used to investigate the effectiveness of urban stormwater infrastructure and its response to potential future changes. The changes of urban stormwater, both in-flow quantity and water quality, in response to climate change and urbanization were examined and tested in two highly developed urban catchments using the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Storm Water
Management Model. Similar responses were observed in the two catchments, despite their differences in size and land use. Flow quantity and water quality appeared to be more sensitive to urbanization factors than to climatic change. With respect to factors attributable to urbanization, urban
intensification (land use plus population density) had more of an effect than land-use changes alone. Low-impact development, as a key adaptation measure, could be effective in mitigating the adverse impacts of future changes on urban stormwater. The methodology developed in this study may be useful for urban stormwater planning and testing such plans against future urbanization and climate change scenarios.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 October 2018 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 04:13
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 01:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; scenario; shared socio-economic pathway; stormwater management; urbanization
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960913 Water Allocation and Quantification
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960309 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/clen.201700111
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33036

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