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INTEGRAL WATER MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR URBAN AREAS DURING EXTREME RAINFALL EVENTS. CASE STUDY: PURMEREND, THE NETHERLANDS
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th E-proceedings of the 36 IAHR World Congress 28 June ? 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands INTEGRAL WATER MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR URBAN AREAS DURING EXTREME RAINFALL EVENTS. CASE STUDY: PURMEREND, THE NETHERLANDS Society is facing serious threats due to climate change. Climate change affects urban areas by increased air temperatures (Heat Urban Island Effect) and possibly by increasing the chances of heavy rainfall. In the case of extreme rainfalls, flooding assessment tools are important for decision makers. Moreover, accurate modeling tools could directly contribute to the resilience of cities and its existing infrastructure. In the present article we describe a methodology which combines 1 and 2 dimensional modeling. The surface runoff is considered in the 2 dimensional component. Here, we apply a newly developed numerical method (Stelling, 2012) for detailed 2 dimensional flooding simulations. The sewer system and surface channels are considered in the 1 dimensional component. Both components are interactively coupled. Another specific feature of the presented methodology is the innovative method for handling the inflow of rainfall into the sewer. In contrast to standard methods of lateral inflow on the 1 dimensional component for the distribution of rainfall our methodology applies spatially distributed rainfall on the 2 dimensional component. We apply this methodology to construct a model for the city of Purmerend, the Netherlands. The model results are satisfactorily compared with existing measurements. Next, the model -1 is applied to analyze the effects of extreme rainfall scenarios, e.g. a rainfall of 100 mm hr of intensity. The results of the presented model are used to highlight the focusing areas and structures to guarantee the resilience of Purmerend against extreme rainfall. Reference Stelling G.S., 2012. Quadtree flood simulations with subgrid digital elevation models. Water Management 165 (WM1):1329-1354.
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