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

Retrofitting urban drainage systems using best stormwater management practices - some Scandinavian experiences 1
Reduction of runoff by modified trough-infiltration trench system : a case study of Leszno T 13
The Kingston pond : a case study of stormwater pond upgrading 23
Control of urban runoff stormwater discharge to receiving waters using off-line storage 33
Urban tree root systems and tree survival near sewers and other structures 45
City of Toronto wet weather flow management master plan 57
New regulations for the treatment of combined sewage in Austria - based on minimum requirements and water quality criteria 79
Implementation experience of CSO pollution control policies and procedures in the UK 93
Increasing knowledge of CSO technologies 105
Upgrading the North Toronto CSO storage and treatment facility 111
Improving combined sewer overflow and treatment plant performance by real-time control operation 123
Combined sewer overflows into the Crati River (Cosenza, Italy) and retention storage sizing 139
Modernisation problems of the sewerage infrastructure in a large Polish city 151
Extension of the Vienna main sewage treatment plant 163
Improving sewage treatment plant performance in wet weather 175
Upgrading sewage treatment plants for higher performance by optimising reject water treatment 187
Upgrading wastewater treatment performance 195
Bulgarian policy and actions for municipal WWTPs construction and upgrading 203
Improving STP performance by lime addition 215
Restoring natural waterways in Denver, USA area 227
Urban stream restoration structures 239
Restoration of urban river habitat in compliance with EU directives 253
Urban streams - urban master planning and heavily modified water bodies designation required by WFD 265
The Zurich stream day-lighting program 277
Advances in modelling the experimental data on pollutant dynamics in ephemeral streams influenced by transient storage in dead zones 289
Local scour downstream of grade control structures in urban stream restoration 307
Upgrade of water and sewerage facilities in Slovakia to achieve compliance with major EU directives 319
Urban water and climate change 331
Environmental protection technologies for sustainable development 341
Assessing exfiltration from a sewer by slug dosing of a chemical tracer (NaCl) 351
Urban wetlands in Belarus : state, threats and perspectives 363
Restoration of urban waters in St. Petersburg : social, technical and financial aspects 373
The interaction between water and society 381
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