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Low Impact Development And Sustainable Stormwater Management

Author : Thomas H. Cahill
ISBN : 9781118202449
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.

Low Impact Development 2010

Author : Scott Struck
ISBN : 0784473390
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Proceedings of the 2010 International Low Impact Development Conference, held in San Francisco, California, April 11-14, 2010. Sponsored by theØLow Impact Development Technical Committee of theØUrban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. Cosponsored by California State Water Resources Control Board and California Storm Water Quality Association. This collection contains 149 papers that address topics relevant to a sustainable approach to stormwater management using the Low Impact Development (LID) technology. The papers attempt to: promote the use of LID as an effective alternative for or integrated with traditional stormwater management, as well asØexamine successful watershed management practices related to protection of streams through hydromodification; consider how changes in the traditional urban drainage design paradigm interconnect with ideas of sustainability and green building and help create a constituency for more livable and sustainable cities; inform practitioners throughout the country on strategies to address and go beyond common impediments for implementation of these techniques; accelerate change in the practice of stormwater management, including an information exchange that intends to refine design processes, review procedures, and evaluate construction standards related to LID technologies; and to improve our collective understanding of how vegetation helps manage stormwater, intercept precipitation, expand urban greenspace, and improve urban livability. Ø

Stormwater Management At Epa Headquarters

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ISBN : OCLC:173317360
Genre : Building sites
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The Ariel Rios South Building Courtyard project is part of a larger effort to beautify the EPA headquarters complex and also demonstrate more environmentally sound building and landscaping techniques. The Facilities Management Division, the Office of Water and the General Services Administration have been working on a plan to exhibit stormwater management techniques, sustainable design and low impact development (LID) at the Federal Triangle complex. We hope that this plan will serve as a model for the federal community and will demonstrate many of the practices that can be employed to mitigate the effects of stormwater runoff and reduce combined sewer overflows into our rivers, streams and coastal waters. It will also demonstrate that sustainable design and LID can be utilized in high profile, urban sites that must pass through rigorous aesthetic design reviews.

Constructed Wetlands In The Sustainable Landscape

Author : Craig S. Campbell
ISBN : 0471107204
Genre : Architecture
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LandscapeConstructed wetlands are gaining worldwide acceptance as effective, low-cost, and low-impact alternatives to unsightly, high-impact wastewater treatment facilities. The creative involvement of today's planners, landscape architects, developers, environmental engineers, and public officials is helping to maximize the potential of these wetland habitats--from their aesthetics to their multiple uses as water treatment plants, wildlife refuges, and recreational or educational facilities. Yet, to date, the literature has paid no attention to these aspects, focusing instead on the technical side of wetlands construction and function. Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is the first book to integrate aesthetic design and planning issues with the technical aspects of wetlands engineering. Renowned landscape architect Craig S. Campbell and engineer Michael H. Ogden clearly demonstrate how the successful development and management of multifunctional, sustainable wetland habitats depend on harnessing the knowledge and working principles of a number of disciplines. Richly illustrated with real-world case studies, the book: * Covers the concept of sustainable development and the nature of wetland processes. * Discusses designs for new and existing municipal and small community wastewater treatment facilities. * Contains examples of on-site planning for, and management of, stormwater renovation, single-family residential systems, and multiple-use systems. * Examines landscape engineering and planning for ponds, urban wildlife, and ecological art. Clearly written and accessible to nonengineers and nonscientists, Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is a crucial guide for landscape architects, environmental engineers, planners, developers, and others responsible for the design and management of our built environment.

Stormwater Management For Smart Growth

Author : Allen P. Davis
ISBN : 038726048X
Genre : Nature
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Land development to support population increases and shifts requires changes to the hydrologic cycle. Increased impervious area results in greater volumes of runoff, higher flow velocities, and increased pollutant fluxes to local waterways. As we learn more about the negative impacts of these outcomes, it becomes more important to develop and manage land in a smart manner that reduces these impacts. This text provides the reader with background information on hydrology and water quality issues that are necessary to understand many of the environmental problems associated with land development and growth. The variability of runoff" flows and pollutant concentrations, however, makes the performance of simple technologies erratic and predicting and modeling their performance difficult. Chapters on statistics and modeling are included to provide the proper background and tools. The latter chapters of the text cover many of the different technologies that can be employed to address runoff flows and improve water quality. These chapters take a design approach with specific examples provided for many of the management practices. A number of methods are currently available for addressing the problems associated with stormwater runoff quality from urban areas; more continue to be developed as research is advanced and interest in this subject continues to surge. Traditionally, techniques for the improvement of runoff quality were borrowed applications from water and wastewater treatment, such as large sedimentation ponds Recently, increased interest has been placed on using natural systems to improve water quality.

Economic Incentives For Stormwater Control

Author : Hale W. Thurston
ISBN : 9781439845608
Genre : Political Science
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Dealing with stormwater runoff in urban areas is a problem that is getting bigger and more expensive. As we cover porous surfaces with impervious structures—commercial buildings, parking lots, roads, and houses—finding places for rainwater and snowmelt to soak in becomes harder. Many landscapers, architects, planners, and others have proposed that the use of "green" localized management practices, such as rain gardens and bio-swales, may function as well as traditional "gray" pipes and basins at reducing the effects of stormwater runoff, and do so in a way that is more attractive in the landscape—and possibly also less expensive. To make stormwater management practices work, however, communities need to know the real costs and policy makers need to give people incentives to adopt the best practices. Economic Incentives for Stormwater Control addresses the true costs and benefits of stormwater management practices (SMPs) and examines the incentives that can be used to encourage their adoption. Highlighting the economic aspects, this practical book offers case studies of the application of various stormwater runoff control policies. It also presents the theory behind the different mechanisms used and illustrates successes and potential obstacles to implementation. The book covers: Efficient use of "green" SMPs Low-impact development (LID) style new construction Green infrastructure Property prices and incentive mechanisms to encourage homeowners to retain stormwater on their property Legal, economic, and hydrological issues associated with various incentive mechanisms In-lieu fees and cap-and-trade incentives Primarily concerned with the sociodemographic and economic aspects of people’s participation in stormwater runoff control, this accessible volume explores opportunities available to municipalities, stormwater managers, and stakeholder groups to enact sustainable, effective stormwater management practices.

Water Infrastructure For Sustainable Communities

Author : Xiaodi Hao
ISBN : 9781843393283
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This book has been developed from the Conference on Sustainable Water Infrastructure for Villages and Cities of the Future (SWIF 2009) held in November 2009 in Beijing ..."--P. 4 of cover.

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