Tuesday 15 Mar 2016: Towards more physically based modelling of urban rainfall-runoff processes
Andy Bailey - University of Sheffield
Harrison 170 13:30-14:30
Although significant process has been made over the past 10 years on the coupling of 1D/2D urban sewer and overland flow modelling to better represent the spread of floodwater within the urban environment, research into the actual rainfall-runoff process modelling driving such coupled models has generally been limited over the same timeframes. This seminar will give an overview of the current approaches to rainfall runoff modelling within the UK water industry and introduce the research I am currently undertaking into improving the representation of rainfall and runoff in urban drainage models.
I am a Chartered Engineer with nearly nine years wastewater modelling experience in the UK water industry as a consultant. Over this period I have delivered projects for the majority of the UK water companies ranging from strategic city scale catchment studies through to the design of solutions of flooding and pollution capital schemes. I commenced a part time PhD on the subject of rainfall runoff modelling in 2012 at the University of Sheffield, which is currently ongoing.