Last Friday, I made a causal loop diagram (CLD) for urban flooding. It is a very simple version that points out the problem that occures when pipe systems are used as the only solution to handle stormwater in the city. I will continue to develop CLDs for my research, both general ones like this and more specific ones.
Overview of the drivers behind construction of a stormwater system based on pipes. “Flooding” means here any unwanted stormwater that leads to a cost for the society.
Due to climate change and urbanisation, there is a need to change the stormwater infrastructure in the city. This is not possible if the stormwater system is not flexible.