Advances in Urban Stormwater and Agricultural Runoff Source Controls / Edition 1

Advances in Urban Stormwater and Agricultural Runoff Source Controls / Edition 1

by Jiri Marsalek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402001533

ISBN-13: 9781402001536

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Notwithstanding past achievements, flood damage continues to rise throughout the world as the magnitudes of floods increase, partly as a result of poor land management and partly by climate change, growing populations and continuing development in flood-prone areas, and the aging and deterioration of flood defences.
One of the major goals of water management

Overview

Notwithstanding past achievements, flood damage continues to rise throughout the world as the magnitudes of floods increase, partly as a result of poor land management and partly by climate change, growing populations and continuing development in flood-prone areas, and the aging and deterioration of flood defences.
One of the major goals of water management is the protection of society from floods. That issue is addressed here in terms of such broad issues as flood analysis, flood impact, non-structural and structural flood management measures. Non-structural measures focus on flood plain management, flood insurance, flood forecasting and warning, and emergency measures during floods. Structural measures focus on catchment management, embankments and flood reservoirs. Post-flood measures are also discussed.
Future planning of flood management should be based on a clear understanding of the effectiveness interventions and their impacts on river catchment ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402001536
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #6
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementxi
List of Participantsxiii
Chapter 1Review of Source Controls
Review of Stormwater Source Controls in Urban Drainage1
Review of Stormwater Source Controls in Agricultural Catchments17
Chapter 2General Strategies for Stormwater Management
Objectives of Stormwater Management - A General Comparison of Different Measures27
Balancing Flood Control and Ecological Preservation/Restoration of Urban Watersheds39
Strategies for Management of Polluted Stormwater From an Urban Highway in Goteborg, Sweden57
Risk Assessment of Stormwater Contaminants Following Discharge to Soil, Groundwater or Surface Water69
Chapter 3Source Control Measure Studies
Case Studies of Local Strategies for Control of Non-point Source Pollution in Colorado (USA)81
GIS-Supported Stormwater Source Control Implementation and Urban Flood Risk Mitigation95
Protocols and Methods for Evaluating the Performance of Stormwater Source Controls107
Variability of Rainwater Infiltration Through Different Urban Surfaces: From Waterproof Top Layers to Reservoir Structures119
Field-Investigations of Pollutants in Stormwater Runoff, Seepage Water and Topsoil of Stormwater Infiltration Sites131
Considerations for the First Application of Source Control Measures for Stormwater Runoff in the Athens Metropolitan Area141
The Use of Continuous Long Term Simulations for the Design and Impact Assessment of Source Control Measures147
The Role of Stormwater Source Control in the Conversion of the National Hospital of Norway Into an Ecological Residential Complex159
Copper Removal in Infiltration Facilities for Stormwater Runoff169
Chapter 4Urban Flood Management Studies and Modelling
Evaluation of Impacts of Control Measures, Applied in the Source Catchments, by Mathematical Models181
Source Identification Concept Within a Framework of Urban Drainage Master Plans195
The Role of a System "Hydrological Memory" in Source Control Strategy Evaluation in Urban Areas209
Application of 3 D Complex Modelling in Simulation of Extreme Discharges in Urban Areas221
Flood and Source Control Studies in Slovakia233
Genetic Algorithm Techniques for Stormwater Runoff Source Control Planning and Design245
Chapter 5Source Controls in Rural Catchments
Developments in Agriculture and the Loss of Natural Stormwater Runoff Control in Central Europe255
Influences of Land Use and Land Cover Conditions on Flood Generation: A Simulation Study267
Source Control Measures for Stormwater Runoff in Urban Areas: Investigation of Impacts on Floods in the Saar Catchment279
Conservation Tillage - A New Strategy in Flood Control287
Chapter 6Source Control Implementation
Stormwater Source Control and Public Acceptance295
A United Kingdom Perspective on Institutional Constraints Limiting Advances in Stormwater Management305
Index315

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