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Stormwater Management Key for Urban Development

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Stormwater Management Key for Urban Development

Unlike in past years, `Stormwater Management` is now being defined and itemized as a `Condition of Township Establishment` with the emphasis on Stormwater Attenuation and Floodlline Analogy.  This new policy is currently in effect in the Metro areas and is largely due to the extensive flood damage caused to properties situated adjacent to watercourses and the altering of various river characteristics over the past 10 years, this due to urbanisation.  "Although Stormwater Attenuation is not new to the Civil Engineering industry, it certainly has become contentious and somewhat challenging firstly to Developers and secondly to Engineers." says SiVEST Engineering Director, Richard Hirst.

"We foresee the implementation of stormwater policies in the Metro areas of South Africa which will challenge Engineers and Local Authorities," says Richard.  "Looking to 2010 and beyond, SiVEST believes Stormwater Management has now become an integral part of development processes in South African Urban areas.

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