Sea Level Rise and Coastal Stormwater Drainage

by Chin Y. Kuo, (A.M.ASCE), Virginia Polytechnic Inst &, State Univ, Blacksburg, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Global sea level rise as a result of the greenhouse effect and the past trend and future projection on the rise are discussed. Potential problems associated with coastal stormwater drainage system design and their possible solutions are presented. It is recommended that both future costs of retrofitting the system when sea level rise is realized and the cost in designing a system now against the risk of a rise are considered by planners and engineers.

Subject Headings: Sea level | Coastal environment | Stormwater management | Hydraulic structures | Drainage systems | Thermal pollution | Project management | Hydraulic design

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