UCL News


How do drainage systems cope with heavy rain?

18 February 2020

As flooding from Storm Dennis persists, Dr Sarah Bell (UCL Bartlett School of Energy, Environment & Resources) explains how drainage systems work, saying that slowing water’s progress into drains is more effective and efficient than attempting to enlarge existing infrastructure.

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