Next Article in Journal
Inter-Seasonal Precipitation Variability over Southern China Associated with Commingling Effect of Indian Ocean Dipole and El Niño
Previous Article in Journal
Assessment of Water Resources Management Strategy Under Different Evolutionary Optimization Techniques
Open AccessArticle

Site-Scale Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DSTss) for Stormwater Management

1
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
2
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2019, 11(10), 2022; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102022
Received: 20 August 2019 / Revised: 23 September 2019 / Accepted: 24 September 2019 / Published: 28 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology and Hydrogeology)
A site-scale integrated decision support tool (i-DSTss) is developed for selection and sizing of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). The tool has several component modules—hydrology, BMP selection, BMP sizing, and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA)—integrated into a single platform. The hydrology module predicts runoff from small catchment on event and continuous basis using the Green-Ampt and Curve Number methods. The module predicted runoff from a small residential area and a parking lot with R2 value of 0.77 and 0.74, respectively. The BMP selection module recommends a BMP type appropriate for a site based on economic, technical, social and environmental criteria using a multi-criteria optimization approach. The BMP sizing module includes sizing options for green roofs, infiltration-based BMPs, and storage-based BMPs. A mass balance approach is implemented for all types of BMPs. The tool predicted outflow rates from a permeable pavement with R2 value of 0.89. A cost module is included where capital, operation and maintenance, and rehabilitation costs are estimated based on BMP size obtained from the sizing module. The i-DSTss is built on an accessible platform (Microsoft Excel VBA) and can be operated with a basic skillset. The i-DSTss is intended for designers, regulators, and municipalities for quick analysis of scenarios involving interaction among several factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: stormwater management; best management practice (BMP); optimization stormwater management; best management practice (BMP); optimization
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Shojaeizadeh, A.; Geza, M.; McCray, J.; Hogue, T.S. Site-Scale Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DSTss) for Stormwater Management. Water 2019, 11, 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102022

AMA Style

Shojaeizadeh A, Geza M, McCray J, Hogue TS. Site-Scale Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DSTss) for Stormwater Management. Water. 2019; 11(10):2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102022

Chicago/Turabian Style

Shojaeizadeh, Ali; Geza, Mengistu; McCray, John; Hogue, Terri S. 2019. "Site-Scale Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DSTss) for Stormwater Management" Water 11, no. 10: 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102022

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop