10 Jan '12, 9pm

Urbanisation has led to increase in storm water run-off: Expert panel: The 12-member panel's recommendations inc...

SINGAPORE - Urbanisation was officially acknowledged for the first time yesterday as part of the reasons behind the increase in storm water run-off, as the expert panel on drainage design and flood prevention measures revealed its recommendations on flood mitigation in Singapore. "Urbanisation has undoubtedly led to an increase in storm water run-off in Singapore," the panel said in its statement. "There is therefore a strong argument for introducing measures to mitigate the effects of such urbanisation." However, the panel - formed in June last year after flooding in the Orchard Road area in 2010 - stressed that these effects are often "complex" and will require further analysis. The 12-member panel's recommendations include more dynamic weather modelling and infrastructural improvements, but it noted that a whole-scale up-sizing of Singapore's drain infrastructure would ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120111-0000083/Ur...

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