Risk-Based Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Storm Drainage System

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Title Risk-Based Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Storm Drainage System
Author Alsaqqaf, Zayed; Zhang, Hong; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Publication Title Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response II
Editor D. De Wrachien, D. Proverbs, C. A. Brebbia and S. Mambretti
Year Published 2010
Place of publication UK
Publisher WIT Press
Abstract Climate change impacts on engineering infrastructures are increasing. The infrastructures are expected to withstand more frequent and severe weather events, more climate variability, and changes in climate norms (average conditions). It is anticipated that many civil infrastructure systems such as storm drainage, will fail to meet the expected environmental pressures. Therefore, it is important to identify current and future risks; to develop strategies for adapting such risks; and to implement an effective maintenance plan. In the study, the climate change impacts on storm drainage was were investigated, particularly in Southport, Queensland, Australia. The historical rainfall data for 120 years were analysed to identify the changes in the trends, patterns and frequencies of rainfall. The peak flow in a flooding event was identified. The investigation provides essential information for the vulnerability to risk failure of the existing storm drainage system, such as at a critical pipe failure point. Finally, the research applied a risk-based vulnerability assessment by risk analysis and management quantification tools to quantify the impact that rainfall may induce through storm drainage failure.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.wessex.ac.uk/10-conferences/friar-2010.html
ISBN 978-1-84564-444-4
Conference name Second International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response (FRIAR 2010)
Location Milano, Italy
Date From 2010-05-26
Date To 2010-05-28
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36140
Date Accessioned 2011-01-27
Date Available 2011-02-14T09:12:55Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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