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Title: Selecting SUDS in the Valencia Region of Spain
Authors: Casal-Campos, A.
Jefferies, Christopher
Momparler, S. Perales
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Mediterranean regions
Spain
Stormwater management
SUDS
Sustainable drainage
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version of this article. Published version (c)IWA Publishing, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2012.001. ©IWA Publishing 2012. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Water Practice and Technology, 7(1), 2012, DOI: 10.2166/wpt.2012.001 and is available at www.iwapublishing.com
Citation: Casal-Campos, A., Jefferies, C. and Momparler, S.P. 2012. Selecting SUDS in the Valencia Region of Spain. Water Practice and Technology. 7(1). Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2012.001
Abstract: This paper reports on a study of the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) in two Spanish towns (Xàtiva and Benaguasil) as part of the EU LIFE+ Project AQUAVAL, which has been conceived to introduce examples of sustainable drainage to the Valencia Region of Spain. Six sites in a range of common urban spaces and land uses are selected and appropriate SUDS techniques proposed by means of a decision-support process. This primarily consisted of the systematic application of key selection criteria through matrices and scores, followed by a brief sustainability analysis. Stakeholders’ preferences and opinions as well as educational and social opportunities are highly considered throughout the process. General monitoring requirements and major limitations in using the methodology are outlined, stressing the need for improvement of four main aspects: local data regarding SUDS performance, detail of the sustainability analysis, support through comprehensive modelling tools, and level of stakeholder engagement. The importance of creating showcases for SUDS in Mediterranean Regions, thus adapting key selection criteria as to foster sustainable drainage understanding and expertise is highlighted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/1239
ISSN: 1751-231X
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