Sustainable operation of a small-scale flood-attenuation wetland and dry pond system

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Pond structures as cost-effective source-control drainage techniques can be applied in order to reduce the downstream risk of flooding. In the UK, there are no widely accepted performance data on pond structures, yet there is a need for detailed design and operation guidelines, coupled with data on urban biodiversity enhancement, maintenance, reliability, economics and social acceptance. The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) cost-effectiveness and self-sustainability of stormwater pond systems, and (b) compatibility with the primary needs of water removal and storage to wildlife and amenity enhancement. A case study was used, based upon a combined attenuation wetland and dry pond construction for roof-water runoff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalWater and Environment Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Attenuation wetland
  • Dry pond
  • Roof water runoff
  • Sustainability
  • Wetland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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