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Assessment of the service performance of drainage system and transformation of pipeline network based on urban combined sewer system model


In recent years, due to global climate change and rapid urbanization, extreme weather events occur to the city at an increasing frequency. Waterlogging is common because of heavy rains. In this case, the urban drainage system can no longer meet the original design requirements, resulting in traffic jams and even paralysis and post a threat to urban safety. Therefore, it provides a necessary foundation for urban drainage planning and design to accurately assess the capacity of the drainage system and correctly simulate the transport effect of drainage network and the carrying capacity of drainage facilities. This study adopts InfoWorks Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) to present the two combined sewer drainage systems in Yangpu District, Shanghai (China). The model can assist the design of the drainage system. Model calibration is performed based on the historical rainfall events. The calibrated model is used for the assessment of the outlet drainage and pipe loads for the storm scenario currently existing or possibly occurring in the future. The study found that the simulation and analysis results of the drainage system model were reliable. They could fully reflect the service performance of the drainage system in the study area and provide decision-making support for regional flood control and transformation of pipeline network.

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The authors wish to thank National Major Science and Technology Project on Water Pollution Control and Management of China (2013ZX07304-003) for the financial support of this study. The authors would also like to thank Shanghai Urban Drainage Ltd. for providing the network data, pumping water level data, and rainfall data. In addition, the authors also thank the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for providing the population density data and the Shanghai Water Supply Department for providing per capita water consumption life data.

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Peng, H., Liu, Y., Wang, H. et al. Assessment of the service performance of drainage system and transformation of pipeline network based on urban combined sewer system model. Environ Sci Pollut Res 22, 15712–15721 (2015).

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  • Drainage system model
  • Pipe network transformation
  • Infoworks ICM
  • Design storm