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

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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.

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Arguing that source controls are generally highly cost-effective in managing stormwater runoff in urban and agricultural areas, the editors present 27 papers devoted to measures designed to control the generation of and entry of pollutants into stormwater runoff, with an emphasis on non-structural and semi-structural measures. The papers are organized into sections looking at: a review of source controls, general strategies for stormwater management, source control measure studies, urban flood management studies and modeling, source controls in rural catchments, and source control implementation. Specific topics include influences of land use and land cover conditions of flood generation, evaluation of impacts of control measures applied in the source catchments by mathematical models, and the variability of rainwater infiltration through different urban surfaces. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402001536
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #6
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Participants
Ch. 1 Review of Source Controls
Review of stormwater source controls in urban drainage 1
Review of stormwater source controls in agricultural catchments 17
Ch. 2 General strategies for stormwater management
Objectives of stormwater management - a general comparison of different measures 27
Balancing flood control and ecological preservation/restoration of urban watersheds 39
Strategies for management of polluted stormwater from an urban highway in Goteborg, Sweden 57
Risk assessment of stormwater contaminants following discharge to soil, groundwater or surface water 69
Ch. 3 Source 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 mitigation 95
Protocols and methods for evaluating the performance of stormwater source controls 107
Variability of rainwater infiltration through different urban surfaces: from waterproof top layers to reservoir structures 119
Field-investigations of pollutants in stormwater runoff, seepage water and topsoil of stormwater infiltration sites 131
Considerations for the first application of source control measures for stormwater runoff in the Athens metropolitan area 141
The use of continuous long term simulations for the design and impact assessment of source control measures 147
The role of stormwater source control in the conversion of the National Hospital of Norway into an ecological residential complex 159
Copper removal in infiltration facilities for stormwater runoff 169
Ch. 4 Urban Flood Management Studies and Modelling
Evaluation of impacts of control measures, applied in the source catchments, by mathematical models 181
Source identification concept within a framework of urban drainage master plans 195
The role of a system "hydrological memory" in source control strategy evaluation in urban areas 209
Application of 3D complex modelling in simulation of extreme discharges in urban areas 221
Flood and source control studies in Slovakia 233
Genetic algorithm techniques for stormwater runoff source control planning and design 245
Ch. 5 Source Controls in Rural Catchments
Developments in agriculture and the loss of natural stormwater runoff control in Central Europe 255
Influences of land use and land cover conditions on flood generation: a simulation study 267
Source control measures for stormwater runoff in urban areas: investigation of impacts on floods in the Saar catchment 279
Conservation tillage - a new strategy in flood control 287
Ch. 6 Source Control Implementation
Stormwater source control and public acceptance 295
A United Kingdom perspective on institutional constraints limiting advances in stormwater management 305
Index 315
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