Urban Hydrology: Designing a Rainwater Basins

Wet asphalt during heavy rain in evening

This course is tailored for hydrology students and professionals aiming to deepen their understanding of urban rainwater management. It covers the impact of urbanization on natural rainfall processes, the importance of rainwater basin design, and the utilization of rainfall data for urban planning. Through a series of lessons, learners will explore the principles of creating permeable surfaces, designing effective rainwater basins, and understanding the dynamics of rainfall distribution. The course is structured to provide a comprehensive understanding of how to manage rainwater in urban areas to mitigate negative effects on ecosystems and human consumption.

Extracted from Mesfin Hagos Tewolde's (Hydrologist and Civil engineer, EUR ING) Lecture notes on Reservoir Routing and rainwater Management studies

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