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Revista de Ingeniería

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DIAZ-GRANADOS, Mario et al. Towards a Paradigm Shift in Urban Drainage Management and Modelling in Developing Countries. [online]. 2009, n.30, pp.133-150. ISSN 0121-4993.

In developing countries, lack of sanitation coverage and continuously growing populations are increasing the pressures on receiving waters. In the context of Bogotá (Colombia), this paper presents an overview of earlier, recent and ongoing research towards improved management of urban drainage systems using an integrated modelling framework. Research results have shown that there is a need to assess the urban drainage system as one entity, when considering pollution control objectives, and optimum management and operation. This holistic approach offers an opportunity to investigate the interactions among sub-systems and the impact of the whole system on the river water quality.

Keywords : Bogotá; CITY DRAIN toolbox; integrated management and modelling; urban drainage systems.

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