Urban River Basin Enhancement Methods - Decision Support Framework for Assessing and Managing Urban River Rehabilitation - Work Packages 5 & 9

Bettess, R. and Bain, V. (2005) Urban River Basin Enhancement Methods - Decision Support Framework for Assessing and Managing Urban River Rehabilitation - Work Packages 5 & 9. Project Report. HR Wallingford Ltd.

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This report describes the URBEM Decision Support Framework for assessing and managing urban river rehabilitation. The Framework integrates the suite of tools, methods and information that has been developed on the EU 5th Framework Program URBEM project. The Framework aims to support decision makers and technical specialists in improving degraded urban watercourses and promotes public and stakeholder engagement and participation and provides methods for achieving this. The Decision Support Framework has been encapsulated within an activity chart that shows the relationship between all the outputs of the URBEM project and allows the expansion of the chart to include wider sources of information, tools and methods. The activity chart, provided in full as an appendix to this report, provides a visualisation of the URBEM Framework and this report provides the explanation. The Framework has been based on the management cycle of river rehabilitation that represents a holistic approach to urban river rehabilitation that feeds the lessons learnt from the outcome of rehabilitation projects into the policies and the planning of future enhancement initiatives. The management cycle and the Framework promote effective planning, construction, monitoring and feedback on rehabilitation projects and aims to enhance the ability of decision makers, project managers, land use planners, water managers, stakeholders and the public to communicate about river rehabilitation. Multi-Criteria Decision Making methods are described in this report, as one of the tools in the URBEM Framework. Alternative approaches are described. The URBEM Decision Support Framework includes three main elements. These elements are: Support Guidance This includes all the information that is available to inform the decisions taken in the generic approach. Decision Guidance This includes the tools and assessment procedures that elicit a decision. The Generic Approach for Assessing and Managing River Rehabilitation The generic approach describes the processes of setting up the project, selecting options and implementing the project. The generic approach includes a tool for assessing the potential of urban watercourse rehabilitation and all processes included in the generic approach are described in detail.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Floods > River management
Floods > Asset management
Projects > URBEM
Divisions: Floods
Projects
Depositing User: S Moxon
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 10:49
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 10:49
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1419

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