Modelling for Design

Craig Lashford, Susanne M. Charlesworth, Frank Warwick

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Programs such as Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and MicroDrainage have created Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) add-ons that can model the role of different devices in reducing runoff. Modelling SuDS can replicate reduction in water quantity and improvements in water quality. It is an effective way of understanding likely impacts prior to development and can be used to inform policy and best practice procedures. The chapter considers some computer models that have been used to model drainage, have the potential to model SuDS or have been used for that purpose. It presents a case study for modelling the Impacts of a SuDS Management Train at Prior Deram Park, Coventry, UK, Using Microdrainage. This case study is based in the Canley Regeneration Zone (CRZ), 6km south-west of Coventry city centre, and covers 5ha in total, part of which was brownfield.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Surface Water Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for SUDS
EditorsSusanne M. Charlesworth, Colin A. Booth
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118897690
ISBN (Print)9781118897706
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016


  • One-dimensional modelling
  • Rainfall-runoff modelling
  • Sustainable surface water management
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems modelling
  • Three-dimensional modelling
  • Two-dimensional modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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