Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

A major problem in the informal settlement of Monwabisi Park, Cape Town, is flooding caused by the low-lying topography and lack of stormwater management systems. Conducting a case study and working with local residents, we created a guidebook that analyzed the physical and social conditions underlying flooding problems, and the current interventions used by residents. In addition, the guidebook demonstrates specific Sustainable Urban Drainage System methods that we have adapted to an informal community setting.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa

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