An evaluation of urban flood estimation methodologies in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, J. J.
dc.contributor.author Gebre, F.
dc.contributor.author Bruen, Michael
dc.contributor.author Purcell, Patrick J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-03T12:02:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-03T12:02:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 The authors en
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation CIWEN Water and Environment Journal en
dc.identifier.issn 1747-6593
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3065
dc.description.abstract This paper summarises the findings of a study to evaluate the use in Ireland of the different flood estimation methodologies that can be applied to urban or urbanising catchments. The study, undertaken as part of the Office of Public Works‟ (OPW) Flood Studies Update programme, comprised both quantitative (posted questionnaires) and qualitative research (focus groups) targeting a range of organisations involved with planning and design issues pertaining to urban flooding. A total of 291 questionnaires was circulated. Of these, 100 were returned, equating to a response rate of 34%. Results indicate that formulae and methods for determining runoff rates in urban and urbanising catchments are being applied very generally without due consideration being given to the statistical foundation underlying the methods. The resulting inconsistencies in estimated runoff rates highlight the need for National Guidance for flow estimation in urban and urbanising catchments in Ireland. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) en
dc.relation.requires Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.rights This is the authors' version of the following article: "An evaluation of urban flood estimation methodologies in Ireland" (2009) published in Geological Journal, 44 : 692-710. It is available in its final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2008.00147.x en
dc.subject Urban en
dc.subject Greenfield en
dc.subject Floods en
dc.subject Peak flows en
dc.subject Estimation en
dc.subject Survey en
dc.subject Quantitative en
dc.subject Qualitative en
dc.subject.lcsh Floods--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Watershed management--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Flood forecasting--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh City planning--Ireland en
dc.title An evaluation of urban flood estimation methodologies in Ireland en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2008.00147.x
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 49 en
dc.identifier.endpage 57 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2008.00147.x
dc.neeo.contributor O'Sullivan|J. J.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Gebre|F.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Bruen|Michael|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Purcell|Patrick J.|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship Office of Public Works en


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