Trainer materials for Module 4: Stormwater: Exploring the options

Module 4  highlights the problems caused by conventional urban drainage methods and explains the benefits of integrating stormwater with other sectors of water management and urban design and of managing it not as a nuisance but rather as a resource. In addition, the module introduces a number of more sustainable urban drainage solutions and goes on to demonstrate how these can positively influence urban water management and city development as a whole.

Trainer materials
Trainers can access presentations and exercises related to Module 4 here:

PowerPoint presentations
These presentations can be freely downloaded and modified according to the trainer’s needs.
•    Short presentation on stormwater management (10 slides - file size 0.9 MB)
•    Detailed presentation on stormwater management (37 slides - file size 2.2 MB. Note: the presentation is divided into chapters that can easily be extracted for separate use)
o    Chapter 1 – The need for sustainable stormwater management
o    Chapter 2 – Stormwater in the city
o    Chapter 3 – Stormwater and sustainability
o    Chapter 4 – Putting stormwater management into practice
o    Chapter 5 – Options for sustainable stormwater management

Exercises
Here are examples of training exercises that can be used during training sessions about stormwater management.

Type

Mode of interaction

Relevant chapter from detailed PowerPoint

Objective

Group work

Discussion

Chapter 1

Drawing out the main future pressures on stormwater management (file size - 69 KB)

Group work

Discussion

Chapter 1

Determining the difference between a conventional and an integrated approach to stormwater management (file size - 112 KB)

Group work

Discussion

Chapter 2

Finding out the linkages between stormwater and other urban water sub-sectors as well as other urban sectors (file size - 182 KB)

Group work

Discussion

Chapter 5

Assessing the positive influence of different options on the urban water cycle and urban development (file size - 111 KB)