Assessing the Performance of Permeable Pavement in Mitigating Flooding in Urban Areas

Yueh Tan Lee, Min Che Ho, Yi Shain Chiou, Li Ling Huang

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In the case of rapid urban development, the impact of extreme climates on the world is gradually increasing, resulting in frequent flood events. However, Taiwan is still in the stage of urban development, and it is necessary to develop more roads. Therefore, determining how to reduce the impact of road engineering on the environment is one of the major issues currently faced. Therefore, a demonstration road of a general pavement and a permeable pavement was built in Dahua North Street, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and rainwater was stored in a central irrigation ditch and a permeable pavement through an innovative construction method for reuse in agricultural irrigation. In addition, monitoring instruments and management systems were built, and the flow law formula was established, with R2 greater than 0.9. The actual discharge and peak discharge of the permeable pavement and general pavement were analyzed. According to the data analysis results, it can be seen that the permeable pavement can effectively reduce the peak discharge of 60~75%, which not only can achieve the benefit of low-impact development but also can reuse rainwater. The patent application can be used as an example for the application of permeable pavement in Taiwan in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3551
JournalWater (Switzerland)
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • flow law formula
  • low-impact development
  • monitoring instruments and management systems
  • permeable pavement


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