Urban Hydrology Progress Since 1979 in Australia

by Anthony R. Moodie, Swinburne Inst of Technology, Dep of, Civil Engineering, Melbourne, Aust.,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Hydrology


This report highlights urban hydrological activity in Australia in the period 1979-1983, since the earlier reports by Aitken (1976) and Aitken and Laurenson (1979). The high level of interest in urban hydrology in Australia has been sustained in the period 1979-1983. Research and development in the areas of drainage system hydraulics, retarding basin design, urban catchment modeling and water quality aspects have been carried out by a number of institutes of technology, universities, drainage and pollution control authorities and consulting engineers. The efforts of institutes of technology and universities in the area of continuing education have facilitated the transfer of new urban hydrology technology to practitioners in drainage authorities and consulting offices. Research needs have been identified in the areas of rainfall-runoff-water quality data collection, design recurrence interval selection, drainage system hydraulics and urban catchment modeling. Refs.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Hydraulic models | Consulting services | Urban areas | Hydrology | Water pollution | Hydrologic models | Water quality | Australia

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