Urban Green DaMS


The Urban Green Design and Modelling of Sustainable Drainage Systems (Urban Green DaMS) is a collaborative research project between the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University, led by Prof. Virginia Stovin and Prof. Richard Dawson respectively.

Urban Green DaMS will address a set of critical research questions relating to the design and modelling of bioretention cells for alleviating urban flood risk.

Aims & Objectives

Our aim is to provide the required modelling tools and parameter values, and develop the robust design guidance - equivalent in quality to that for pipes and other hard engineering interventions - that is necessary to enable the widespread implementation of vegetated bioretention cells for stormwater management.

Learn more via the Project Overview.

Key Publications & Outputs

As the project progresses key publications will be listed below. A complete list of Publications, Datasets and other outputs can be viewed here. Click the links below to view an Open Access copy of each document:

Journal Publications

  • De-Ville, S.; Green, D.; Edmondson, J.; Stirling, R.; Dawson, R.; Stovin, V., 2021, Evaluating the Potential Hydrological Performance of a Bioretention Media with 100% Recycled Waste Components. Water, 13, 2014. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13152014

  • Askari, S.H.; De-Ville, S.; Hathway, E.A.; Stovin, V., 2021, Estimating Evapotranspiration from Commonly Occurring Urban Plant Species Using Porometry and Canopy Stomatal Conductance. Water, 13, 2262. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13162262

Conference Abstracts

  • De-Ville, S. and Stovin, V. 2022, Using LID Physical Characteristics to predict Unsaturated Flows in SWMM. The 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Los Angeles, California, USA (Online). View Abstract

  • Green, D., Stirling, R., De-Ville, S., Stovin, V and Dawson, R. 2021, Monitoring bioretention cell performance: A large-scale lysimeter study. 15th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Melbourne, Australia (Online).

Featured Publication

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Quick Contact

Want to get in touch? Please view our People page for how to best direct your query. Alternatively, contact our Principal Investigator Prof. Virginia Stovin here.