Alternative Urban Flood Control

by Parviz Monadjemi,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


The hydrological impact of urban growth on urban ecology, water resources, and specifically on urban flooding has been profound. Urban growth in Iran, assuming the continuation of past trends, presents alarming statistics. As the urban areas have expanded, the surfaces contributing to runoff have increased and the destructive flooding in urban areas has been extensive. The problems, including loss of lives, are aggravated by the old practice of using open canals for flood-water conveyance.

Subject Headings: Urban and regional development | Municipal water | Urban areas | Floods | Ecosystems | Water resources | Developing countries | Runoff | Iran | Middle East | Asia

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