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Advances in Drainage System Management and Development



Drainage systems are the basic infrastructure of cities and have significant influence to the lives of residents. In the construction process of modern cities, the development positioning of the urban drainage system has also expanded from water logging prevention and disaster mitigation to the utilization of sewage resources, restoration for a healthy water cycle and maintenance of the sustainable development of water resources. Combined with information technology, smart urban drainage systems can improve effectiveness and realize real-time optimal operation. In view of this, the research on drainage system management and development is needed for creating an eco-friendly and pollution-free city.


The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Management, design and optimization of drainage system
  • New methods for solving urban drainage problems
  • New development on drainage engineering
  • Urban drainage pipe network system based on artificial intelligence technology
  • Advances in treatment processes for wastewater
  • Advanced technologies for wastewater treatment
  • Sustainable development of drainage system
  • Wastewater quality control and remediation
  • Urban flood simulation
  • Urban water logging prevention


Guest editors:

Fahmi Muhammad Ridwan, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

Weiwei Shao, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China


Key dates:

Deadline for paper submission: November 30, 2021

Expected Publication: February 2022


Information for submission:


Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors, before submitting your paper directly to Water Science and Technology’s peer review system:


Please select the article type ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the category ‘Special Issue: Advances in Drainage System Management and Development’. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.


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