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Enhancing Urban Environment by Environmental Upgrading and Restoration: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Enhancing Urban Environment: Environmental Upgrading of Municipal Pollution Control Facilities and Restoration of Urban Waters, R / Edition 1

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As urban areas keep growing, water infrastructure ages, and the requirements on environmental protection become more rigorous, there is a continual need for upgrading water pollution control facilities and restoring degraded urban waters. Such issues are addressed in this book by focusing on five major topics: (a) Upgrading stormwater management facilities, (b) Retrofitting / upgrading combined sewer overflow (CSO) facilities, (c) Optimising/upgrading sewage treatment plant performance, (d) Urban stream restoration, and (e) Challenges in restoring urban environment. Each chapter contains some overview papers followed by research or case study papers. Besides presentations of new approaches and accomplishments in the field of upgrading and restoration, several papers provide analysis of vast needs in this field in several countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which either recently joined the European Union (EU) or are preparing for accession, and need to comply with the existing EU directives dealing with environmental protection. As such, this book will be of primary interest to researchers and university lecturers dealing with environmental upgrading and restoration, environmental planners from all levels of government, municipal engineers and politicians, and finally the private industry representatives (consultants, private utilities and environmental technology suppliers) searching for new business opportunities among the new or aspiring members of EU.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402026935
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/22/2004
  • Series: Nato Science Series: IV: (closed) , #43
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents




List of Participants


Retrofitting Urban Drainage Systems Using Best Stormwater Management Practices – Some Scandinavian Experiences 1

P.S. Mikkelsen

Reduction of Runoff by Modified Trough-Infiltration Trench System: a Case Study of Leszno Town 13

M. Sowinski

The Kingston Pond: a Case Study of Stormwater Pond Upgrading 23

W.E. Watt, J. Marsalek and B.C. Anderson

Control of Urban Runoff Stormwater Discharge to receiving Waters Using Off-line Storage 33

L. Bornatici, C. Ciaponi and S. Papiri

Urban Tree Root Systems and Tree Survival Near Sewers and Other Structures 45

P. Prax and J. Cermak

City of Toronto Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan………………………………………………………………………… 57

M. D’Andrea, W. Snodgrass and P. Chessie


New Regulations for the Treatment of Combined Sewage in Austria – Based on Minimum Requirements and Water Quality Criteria 79

R. Fenz and H. Kroiss

Implementation Experience of CSO Pollution Control Policies and Procedures in the UK 93

R. Crabtree

Increasing Knowledge of CSO Technologies 105

A.J. Saul

Upgrading the North Toronto CSO Storage and Treatment Facility ……………………………………………………………………………… 111

J. Marsalek, C. He, Q. Rochfort, K. Exall, J. Wood,

B.G.Krishnappan, P. Seto and P.Chessie

Improving Combined Sewer Overflow and Treatment Plant Performance by Real-Time Control Operation 123

A. P. Campisano, E. Creaco and C. Modica

Combined Sewer Overflows into the Crati River (Cosenza, Italy) and Retention Storage Sizing 139

F. Calomino, P. Piro and G. Palma

Modernisation Problems of the Sewerage Infrastructure

in a Large Polish City 151

M. Zawilski


Extension of the Vienna Main Sewage Treatment Plant 163

H. Kroiss

Improving Sewage Treatment Plant Performance in Wet Weather 175

A. G. Capodaglio

Upgrading Sewage Treatment Plants for Higher Performance

by Optimising Reject Water Treatment 187

P. Jenicek

Upgrading Wastewater Treatment Performance 195

P. Hlavinek

Bulgarian Policy and Actions for Municipal WWTPs

Construction and Upgrading 203

R. V. Arsov and N. Teneva

Improving STP Performance by Lime Addition 215

D. Marani, R. Ramadori, V. Renzi, C.M. Bragulia and A.C. DiPinto


Restoring Natural Waterways in Denver, USA Area 227

B. R. Urbonas, B. Kohlenberg, C. Thrush and M. Hunter

Urban Stream Restoration Structures 239

S. Pagliara and P. Chiavaccini

Restoration of Urban River Habitat in Compliance

with EU Directives 253

D. Kominkova and J. Pollert

Urban Streams – Urban Master Planning and Heavily Modified

Water Bodies Designation Required by WFD 265

E. Zeman, K. Pryl, D. Hrabak, T. Metelka, M. Mata and P. Nesvadbova

The Zurich Stream Day-Lighting Program…………………….…… 277

F. Conradin and R. Buchli

Advances in Modelling the Experimental data on Pollutant

Dynamics in Ephemeral Streams Influenced by

Transient Storage in Dead Zones…………………………………….. 289

A. Paoletti, U. Sanfilippo and I. Innocenti

Local Scour Downstream of Grade Control Structures

in Urban Stream Restoration 307

C. Adduce, M. LaRocca and G. Sciortino


Upgrade of Water and Sewerage Facilities in Slovakia

to Achieve Compliance with Major EU Directives 319

D. Sztruhar and J. Kris

Urban Water and Climate Change 331

M. Benedini

Environmental Protection Technologies for Sustainable Development 341

P. Lens, G. Lettinga and M. Vallero

Assessing Exfiltration from a Sewer by Slug Dosing of

a Chemical Tracer (NaCl) 351

M. Giulianelli, M. Mazza, V. Prigiobbe and F. Russo

Urban Wetlands in Belarus: State, Threats and Perspectives 363

T. Kukharchyk, V. Khomich and S. Kakareka

Restoration of Urban Waters in St. Petersburg: Social,

Technical and Financial Aspects 373

K.V. Zotov

The Interaction Between Water and Society 381

G. Geldof and P. Stahre

WORKSHOP POSTERS (unpublished)

Arico, C., F. Calomino and A. Miglio. Experimental validation of the DORA model for bed-load transport in sewers.

Callegari, A., A.G. Capodaglio and A. Weingartner. In-situ, continuous sample-free monitoring of sewer flow quality with a submersible UV probe.

David, L.M. Continuous modelling of wet-weather pollution in Portugal.

Prax, P., Mensik and J. Micin. Use of optimization methods in design of urban drainage systems.

Zlobenko, B. Description of current situation and priorities for modernization of water supply and wastewater treatment enterprises in Ukraine.

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