2009

DEVELOPMENT OF WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN (WSUD) EXPERT SYSTEM (WET) FOR INTEGRATED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AT LOCAL SCALE

Lariyah Mohd Sidek, Mohamed Roseli Z.A, Norazli O., Mohd Nor Mohd Desa, Zulkefli M., Amirah Hanim M.P
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Humid Tropics Centre (HTC)
Kuala Lumpur ZHL Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

Urban water management is facing the challenges in managing the impacts of excessive water in the form of flooding and environmental deprivation from stormwater runoff. At the same time, the declination of sufficient water with a fine quality to sustain humans and environments has also been a major problem to be concerned of. A best practice approach to urban stormwater management is rapidly evolving – water sensitive urban design (WSUD) that provides for the sustainable management and improvement of water quality entering urban rivers from urban regions; opportunities for stormwater and grey water harvesting and reuse; and innovative reductions in potable water demand. The WSUD Expert System also known as WET provides alternative approach for urban stormwater management and the WSUD components design as well as to predict and evaluate the performances of integrated stormwater management and WSUD components system. This paper describes the development of WSUD Expert System (WET) to simulate and assist the range of combinations of model input data, catchment characteristics and WSUD components to sustain the delivery of integrated, sustainable urban water management which also called water sensitive urban design (WSUD).