The developing insights of hydroinformatics have much to offer the water industry, and particularly urban storm and wastewater drainage. This paper reviews aspects of data mining and knowledge discovery of large asset databases, the complementary nature of both physically based and data-driven modelling of drainage network performance, and the roles of decision support systems and knowledge management. It concludes with the presentation of ten agenda items that would benefit research and practice at the beginning of the 21st century.

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