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  • Appraising infrastructure for new towns in Ireland 

    Hunt, Dexter V.L.; Lombardi, D. Rachel; Jefferson, I.; Rogers, Chris D.F.; Butler, David; Memon, Fayyaz (ICE Publishing, 2012)
    Over a 20 year period 1996–2016, a new 223 ha town is being developed 10 miles west of Dublin's city centre on the south side of Lucan, County Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). This €4 billion ‘Adamstown’ development ...
  • Assessing the potential for real-time urban flood forecasting based on a worldwide survey on data availability 

    Rene, Jeanne-Rose; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David; Madsen, Henrik; Mark, Ole (Taylor and Francis, 2013)
    This paper explores the potential for real-time urban flood forecasting based on literature and the results from an online worldwide survey with 176 participants. The survey investigated the use of data in urban flood ...
  • Back to the future: Assessing the impact of the 2004 flood in Dhaka in 2050 

    Khan, David M.; Taher, Imtiaz; Veerbeek, William; Chen, Albert S.; Hammond, Michael J.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David (Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, 2013)
    Planning to make a city flood resilient needs proper assessment of the future conditions. Urban growth models are being used as a planning tool for City development. Within the CORFU project flood management strategies ...
  • Benchmarking energy consumption and CO2 emissions from rainwater harvesting systems: an improved method by proxy 

    Ward, Sarah; Butler, David; Memon, Fayyaz (IWA (International Water Association), 2010)
    Life cycle analyses (LCAs) show the main operational energy contribution for rainwater-harvesting (RWH) systems come from ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and pumping rainwater from tank to building. Simple methods of estimating ...
  • Comparison of control strategies for multi-objective control of urban wastewater systems 

    Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David; Khu, Soon-Thiam (2008)
    In recent years much attention has been paid to integrated management and control of urban wastewater systems. With the application of integrated system modelling tools, overall system performance can be improved to a great ...
  • Computational fluid dynamics as a tool for urban drainage system analysis: a review of applications and best practice 

    Jarman, D.S.; Faram, M.G.; Butler, David; Tabor, Gavin; Stovin, V.R.; Burt, D.; Throp, E. (2008)
    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be applied to gain insights into most fluid processes and associated phenomena and so presents potential to add value in the analysis of urban drainage systems. This paper presents a ...
  • Cost-efficient control of wastewater treatment plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 

    Sweetapple, Christine; Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David (IWA Publishing, 2014)
    This research investigates the potential of improved wastewater treatment plant control for the cost-efficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, providing a detailed exploration of the decision variable search ...
  • Design robustness of local water-recycling schemes 

    Rozos, Evangelos; Makropoulos, C.; Butler, David (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010)
    The implementation of local water recycling and reuse practices is considered as a possible approach to managing issues of water scarcity. The sustainable design and implementation of a water recycle/reuse scheme has to ...
  • Developing a decision support tool for the positioning and sizing of vortex flow controls in existing sewer systems 

    Newton, Christopher J.; Jarman, D.S.; Memon, Fayyaz; Andoh, Robert; Butler, David (Elsevier, 2014)
    This paper describes the development of a decision support tool for the positioning and sizing of vortex flow controls in existing sewer systems. The tool aims to prioritise the placement of vortex flow ...
  • The development of a flood damage assessment tool for urban areas 

    Hammond, Michael J.; Chen, Albert S.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David; Khan, David M.; Rahman, S.M.M.; Haque, A.K.E. (2012)
    The Collaborative Research on Flood Resilience in Urban Areas (CORFU) project is funded by the European Commission to investigate the impact of flooding in cities and to develop strategies to enhance flood resilience. The ...
  • Engineers and planners: Sustainable water management alliances 

    Potter, Karen; Ward, Sarah; Shaw, Davis; Macdonald, Neil; White, Iain; Fischer, Thomas; Butler, David; Kellagher, Richard (ICE Publishing, 2011)
    In the future, increasing pressure will inevitably be placed on the spatial planning system to improve its consideration of water management issues. Emerging challenges include designing for climatic extremes, reducing ...
  • Flood damage assessment in Dhaka City 

    Khan, David M.; Rahman, S.M.M.; Haque, A.K.E.; Chen, Albert S.; Hammond, Michael J.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David (2012)
    Flood damage assessment is a key component in the development of city flood risk management strategies. A flood damage assessment model is being developed by combining flood hazard information (depth, extent, velocity, ...
  • Flood Damage Assessment in Taipei City Taiwan 

    Hsu, Ming-Hsi; Tsai, Meng-Yuan; Lin, Yi-Chieh; Chen, Albert S.; Hammond, Michael J.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David (2012)
    In this study, we reviewed the literature on flood damage assessment and collected information for related research in Taiwan to analyze the relationships between direct flood damage, flood frequency, flood depth, and ...
  • Flood Vulnerability and Risk Maps in Taipei City, Taiwan 

    Lin, Yi-Chieh; Hsu, Ming-Hsi; Chang, Tsang-Jung; Tsai, Meng-Yuan; Liu, Wen-Cheng; Chen, Albert S.; Hammond, Michael J.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David (2012)
    This paper presents the process of constructing a flood risk map in Taipei City. The study calculates the social vulnerability index (SVI) for flooding at a district level, based on five factors including (1) female ...
  • A framework for supporting rainwater harvesting in the UK 

    Ward, Sarah; Butler, David; Barr, Stewart; Memon, Fayyaz (IWA Publishing, 2009)
    Numerous policy vehicles have been introduced in the UK promoting the use of rainwater harvesting (RWH). However, an 'implementation deficit' exists where legislation limits action by failing to provide adequate support ...
  • Frequency analysis of river water quality using integrated urban wastewater models 

    Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David (IWA Publishing, 2012)
    In recent years integrated models have been developed to simulate the entire urban wastewater system, including urban drainage systems, wastewater treatment plants, and receiving waterbodies. This paper uses such an ...
  • Harvested rainwater quality: the importance of appropriate design 

    Ward, Sarah; Memon, Fayyaz; Butler, David (IWA Publishing, 2010)
    This paper summarises the physicochemical and microbiological quality of water from a rainwater harvesting (RWH) system in a UK-based office building. 7 microbiological and 34 physicochemical parameters were analysed during ...
  • Identifying key sources of uncertainty in the modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment 

    Sweetapple, Christine; Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David (Elsevier, 2013)
    This study investigates sources of uncertainty in the modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment, through the use of local and global sensitivity analysis tools, and contributes to an in-depth understanding ...
  • Identifying sensitive sources and key control handles for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment 

    Sweetapple, Christine; Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David (Elsevier, 2014)
    This research investigates the effects of adjusting control handle values on greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment, and reveals critical control handles and sensitive emission sources for control through the ...
  • The impact of new developments on river water quality from an integrated system modelling perspective 

    Fu, Guangtao; Butler, David; Khu, Soon-Thiam (Elsevier, 2009)
    New housing areas are a ubiquitous feature of modern life in the developing and developed world alike built in response to rising social, demographic and economic pressures. Inevitably, these new developments will have an ...