QCC Approves Abu Dhabi Guideline for Storm Water Drainage Update

QCC Approves Abu Dhabi Guideline for Storm Water Drainage Update

The update aims at safe and unified operational capacity, while reducing the cost of operation and maintenance

The Permanent Technical Committee for Abu Dhabi Technical Standards of the Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) approved an update of the Abu Dhabi Guidelines for Storm Water Drainage in partnership with the Department of Municipalities and Transport.

The update is aimed at ensuring a safe and unified operational and structural capacity of the network, while reducing the cost of operation and maintenance, in turn benefiting the development of infrastructure services for related government projects.

The implementation of the updated guideline was carried out by a team from several departments like the Municipalities and Transport, Energy, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Tadweer, Masdar, etc.

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Saif Al Bakri, Director of Specifications Services Department of QCC said: "Updating the guideline for the storm water drainage included taking into account the latest technology in designing rainwater drainage networks and learning from the recent studies on climate changes."

Since the beginning of its implementation in 2017, updates have been made on some of the sub-directories in the 2020 Rainwater Drainage Networks Guide.

Kholoud Al Marzouqi, Director of the Infrastructure Regulation and Operation Department said: "QCC contributed to updating the guide based on accurate data and a study conducted over the years to set the best standards for storm water drainage.

"The updated guide directly contributed to raising the quality of life for residents and guests in Abu Dhabi, positioning the emirate globally as one of the best destinations for living, working and visiting."

The update ensured obtaining a safe and unified operational and structural capacity throughout the storm water drainage network, improving the quality of the network, with the deployment of international best practices and a unified approach.

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