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Urban Drainage System Improvement for Climate Change Adaptation

Department of Civil Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
Columbia Water Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
ERS Division, Insurance Business Service Group LIG System Co., Ltd., Seoul 06153, Korea
Department of Water Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), Goyang 10223, Korea
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Academic Editors: Peter J. Coombes and Fabio Masi
Water 2016, 8(7), 268;
Received: 14 March 2016 / Revised: 25 May 2016 / Accepted: 21 June 2016 / Published: 28 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Water Challenges)
Recently, urban areas have experienced frequent, large-scale flooding, a situation that has been aggravated by climate change. This study aims to improve the urban drainage system to facilitate climate change adaptation. A methodology and a series of mitigation strategies are presented to efficiently improve the urban drainage system in light of climate change. In addition, we assess the impact of climate change and predict the scale of potential future flood damage by applying the methodology and mitigation strategies to urban areas. Based on the methodology presented, urban flood prevention measures for Gyeyang-gu (Province), Incheon, Korea, was established. The validity of the proposed alternatives is verified by assessing the economic feasibility of the projects to reduce flood damage. We expect that the methodology presented will aid the decision-making process and assist in the development of reasonable strategies to improve the urban drainage system for adaptation to climate change. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; frequency-based rainfall; urban drainage system; economic analysis of flood control climate change; frequency-based rainfall; urban drainage system; economic analysis of flood control
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Kang, N.; Kim, S.; Kim, Y.; Noh, H.; Hong, S.J.; Kim, H.S. Urban Drainage System Improvement for Climate Change Adaptation. Water 2016, 8, 268.

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