The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Beyond Drainage: The Impact Of Suds On Urban Microclimates

Supervisor: Dr Virginia Stovin

Joint Supervisor: Dr Abigail Hathway

Urban stormwater management increasingly makes use of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems), which often incorporate open water and/or vegetation. Evapotranspiration from SuDS is expected to have a beneficial (cooling) impact on the urban microclimate, and may also have benefits for the indoor climate in adjacent buildings. The project will use a range of modelling tools (and possibly some experimental work) to quantify these effects.

This project is NOT FUNDED, although Departmental/University scholarships are available for applicants who can demonstrate strong evidence of research potential.