The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Enhanced Runoff Detention In Green Roofs Or Stormwater Planters

Supervisor: Dr Virginia Stovin

The benefits of using SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) for urban stormwater management include both retention and detention of rainfall-runoff. This project will focus on the potential to enhance detention within either green roof or stormwater planter systems, through modified outlet arrangements and/or modifications to the substrate/growing media. Laboratory tests will be undertaken to evaluate a range of alternative options and to derive suitable hydraulic models for them.

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