Kerry Foster looks at combining the worlds of rural and urban hydrology at next week’s UDG Autumn Conference in Blackpool

RAA are pleased to announce that Kerry Foster and Richard Allitt will be co-presenting at this year’s CIWEM UDG Autumn conference in Blackpool.

The paper entitled ‘Combining the worlds of rural and urban hydrology’ examines the concept of combining fluvial and urban hydrology methodologies in one hydraulic model, which should be well advanced and readily used and yet there is little or no guidance on approaching this.

Kerry and Richard intend to provide some insight and offer a starting point for discussions on how the two hydrological approaches can be employed successfully in an integrated urban drainage model, using a case study in Alloa, Scotland.

When asked why they chose to present this subject, Kerry confirmed ‘I am a hydrologist from the world of fluvial or rural hydrology and have 16 years’ experience deriving hydrological inflow hydrographs for fluvial hydraulic models.  I have recently joined the world of urban drainage and urban hydrology and am amazed at how separate the two are.  I wanted to explore the differences and find a way of aligning the two worlds of hydrology for the benefit of integrated urban catchment studies.’

The paper will be presented on Thursday 8th November in the first session titled ‘Rainfall, runoff, dwf & infiltration – an
emerging issue?’ which will be chaired by Jonathan Cutting of WSP.

For full agenda and more details on the UDG Autumn Conference which RAA are proudly sponsoring, please click here.





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