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Environments 2017, 4(1), 2; doi:10.3390/environments4010002

Post Construction Green Infrastructure Performance Monitoring Parameters and Their Functional Components

Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, P.O. Box 23195 Brooklyn, New York, NY 11202, USA
Academic Editors: Yu-Pin Lin, Dirk S. Schmeller, Wei-Cheng Lo and Wan-Yu Lien
Received: 14 September 2016 / Revised: 18 November 2016 / Accepted: 19 December 2016 / Published: 22 December 2016
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Drainage system infrastructures in most urbanized cities have reached or exceeded their design life cycle and are characterized by running with inadequate capacity. These highly degraded infrastructures are already overwhelmed and continued to impose a significant challenge to the quality of water and ecological systems. With predicted urban growth and climate change the situation is only going to get worse. As a result, municipalities are increasingly considering the concept of retrofitting existing stormwater drainage systems with green infrastructure practices as the first and an important step to reduce stormwater runoff volume and pollutant load inputs into combined sewer systems (CSO) and wastewater facilities. Green infrastructure practices include an open green space that can absorb stormwater runoff, ranging from small-scale naturally existing pocket of lands, right-of-way bioswales, and trees planted along the sidewalk as well as large-scale public parks. Despite the growing municipalities’ interest to retrofit existing stormwater drainage systems with green infrastructure, few studies and relevant information are available on their performance and cost-effectiveness. Therefore, this paper aims to help professionals learn about and become familiar with green infrastructure, decrease implementation barriers, and provide guidance for monitoring green infrastructure using the combination of survey questionnaires, meta-narrative and systematic literature review techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: green infrastructure; functional components; monitoring; parameters; performance; runoff; uncertainty green infrastructure; functional components; monitoring; parameters; performance; runoff; uncertainty
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Geberemariam, T.K. Post Construction Green Infrastructure Performance Monitoring Parameters and Their Functional Components. Environments 2017, 4, 2.

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