Urban Green DaMS


The Urban Green Design and Modelling of Sustainable Drainage Systems (Urban Green DaMS)  was a collaborative research project between the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University, led by Prof. Virginia Stovin and Prof. Richard Dawson respectively. The project ran from 2019 through to 2022.

Urban Green DaMS set out to 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 was 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.

Recent Publications & Outputs

Some of the project's recent publications are 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

Conference Abstracts

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.