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dc.contributor.authorLocatelli, Luca
dc.contributor.authorGuerrero Hidalga, María
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Beniamino
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Gomariz, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorSunyer, David
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Puentes, Montse
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationLocatelli, L. [et al.]. Socio-economic assessment of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation in the context of urban drainage planning. "Sustainability", Maig 2020, vol. 12, núm. 9, p. 3792:1-3792:18.
dc.description.abstractGreen infrastructure (GI) contributes to improve urban drainage and also has other societal and environmental benefits that grey infrastructure usually does not have. Economic assessment for urban drainage planning and decision making often focuses on flood criteria. This study presents an economic assessment of GI based on a conventional cost-benefit analysis (CBA) that includes several benefits related to urban drainage (floods, combined sewer overflows and waste water treatment), environmental impacts (receiving water bodies) and additional societal and environmental benefits associated with GI (air quality improvements, aesthetic values, etc.). Benefits from flood damage reduction are monetized based on the widely used concept of Expected Annual Damage (EAD) that was calculated using a 1D/2D urban drainage model together with design storms and a damage model based on tailored flood depth–damage curves. Benefits from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) damage reduction were monetized using a 1D urban drainage model with continuous rainfall simulations and prices per cubic meter of spilled combined sewage water estimated from literature; other societal benefits were estimated using unit prices also estimated from literature. This economic assessment was applied to two different case studies: the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Badalona. The results are useful for decision making and also underline the relevancy of including not only flood damages in CBA of GI.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the BINGO European H2020 project, Grant Agreement No.641739 and the RESCCUE European H2020 project, Grant Agreement No. 700174. The authors thank AMB, BCASA and the Municipalities of Badalona and Barcelona for their collaboration.
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Enginyeria sanitària
dc.subject.lcshUrban drainage systems
dc.subject.otherUrban flood
dc.subject.otherWater quality
dc.subject.otherCost-benefit analysis
dc.subject.otherCombined sewer overflows
dc.titleSocio-economic assessment of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation in the context of urban drainage planning
dc.subject.lemacDrenatge urbà
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/641739/EU/Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate change/BINGO
local.citation.authorLocatelli, L.; Guerrero, M.; Russo, Beniamino; Martínez-Gomariz, E.; Sunyer, D.; Martínez, M.

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