Restrictions interface proposal for the selection of sustainable stormwater management tools

Onuk Madanoğlu N. T., Erdem Kaya M.

A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, vol.19, no.2, pp.335-351, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/itujfa.2022.26817
  • Journal Name: A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-351
  • Keywords: ITU Ayazaga Campus, Location independent SWM tools, Storm-water management, Storm-water treatment chain, SWM tool selection interface
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Faculty of Architecture. All rights reserved.In leading countries, alternative stormwater management (SWM) approaches guide design process with local guides, databases and user interfaces which are mostly land depended by their priorities and targets. Their adoption as a reference is challenging for designers in countries where sustainable stormwater infrastructure is undeveloped. This study presents a proposed interface for the selection of SWM tools according to site restrictions, hydrological functions, land use and performances based on location independent data. SWM approaches, local guides and web-based resources are reviewed to form a dataset for common 26 SWM tools and their land-independent features to create a MS Office-based algorithm for designing an interface to help the user to define the suitable tool for the site. Interface is demonstrated as a design tool to create a water quality performance based storm-water treatment chain in ITU Ayazaga Campus. As a result, appropriate SWM tools are succesfully selected to convey runoff water from parking lots to storm-water pond considering the land use changes. And SWM tools were gathered from interface were suitable to create a chain. Also using the interface was time saving with no need for additional research on tools. Since the proposed interface promotes the integration of SWM into design decision making process in undeveloped countries and can be used as an education tool, it is expected to have a widespread impact.