Due to a rapid urbanization as well as the presence of large number of aging urban infrastructures in China, the urban drainage system is facing a dual pressure of construction and renovation nationwide. This leads to the need for an integrated assessment when an urban drainage system is under planning or re-design. In this paper, an integrated assessment methodology is proposed based upon the approaches of analytic hierarchy process (AHP), uncertainty analysis, mathematical simulation of urban drainage system and fuzzy assessment. To illustrate this methodology, a case study in Shenzhen City of south China has been implemented to evaluate and compare two different urban drainage system renovation plans, i.e., the distributed plan and the centralized plan. By comparing their water quality impacts, ecological impacts, technological feasibility and economic costs, the integrated performance of the distributed plan is found to be both better and robust. The proposed methodology is also found to be both effective and practical.
Research Article|April 01 2008
Integrated assessment of urban drainage system under the framework of uncertainty analysis
Water Sci Technol (2008) 57 (8): 1227-1234.
X. Dong, J. Chen, S. Zeng, D. Zhao; Integrated assessment of urban drainage system under the framework of uncertainty analysis. Water Sci Technol 1 April 2008; 57 (8): 1227–1234. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.265
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