Evolution of urban drainage : from cloaca maxima to environmental sustainability / Jiri Marsalek.: En13-5/05-190E-PDF

"Drainage of urban settlements has been practiced for more than five thousand years, but the recognition and understanding of drainage impacts on the environment and the need for mitigation of such impacts has emerged fairly recently, during the last 40-50 years. Urban drainage was first built to improve living conditions in urban settlements by preventing water ponding and draining marshes for new development"--Introduction, page 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada.
Canada Centre for Inland Waters.
National Water Research Institute (Canada)
Title Evolution of urban drainage : from cloaca maxima to environmental sustainability / Jiri Marsalek.
Variant title From cloaca maxima to environmental sustainability
Series title NWRI contribution ; 05-190
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Title from cover.
Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada].
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes abstract and summary in English and French.
Publishing information Burlington, Ontario, Canada : National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, [2005]
Author / Contributor Marsalek, J., author.
Description 1 online resource (18 pages) : maps, graphs.
Catalogue number
  • En13-5/05-190E-PDF
Subject terms Urban development
Environmental management
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