Special Issue "Cross-Sector Green Infrastructure for Improving Urban Storm Water Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: green infrastructure, stormwater, hyporheic zone, human-impacted watersheds, water quality engineering
Interests: green infrastructure, stormwater, hyporheic zone, stream restoration, human-impacted watersheds
We are seeking papers on the topic of “Cross-Sector Green Infrastructure for Improving Urban Storm Water Quality”. In the future, water leaving urban areas should be cleaner than water entering those cities. Green infrastructure can play a large role in achieving that vision, but improvements are needed in both the efficiency of individual green infrastructure techniques and in the coordination of green infrastructure across sites and sectors. We seek papers reporting green infrastructure as a storm water quality management technique, including: laboratory and field effectiveness of green infrastructure, innovative engineering designs to increase functional efficiency, urban stream restoration for water quality enhancement, modelling to integrate green infrastructure on larger scales, decision support tools for implementation in urban areas, overcoming policy and legal barriers for implementation, life-cycle analyses, and more.
Preference will be given to multidisciplinary papers that:
- advance mechanistic understanding of green infrastructure performance for understudied and diverse water quality issues (e.g., bacteria, nutrients, metals, greenhouse gases, trace organics, recreational use standards (e.g., swimmable, fishable waterways), concentration- and load-based compliance);
- report the impact of green infrastructure planning or decision support tools on performance improvement;
- use green infrastructure to span traditional management divides between storm water and other sectors (e.g., stream restoration, polishing of wastewater or recycled water, urban agriculture).
Prof. Dr. John McCray
Dr. Skuyler Herzog
Manuscript Submission Information
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- stormwater management
- stormwater control measures
- green infrastructure
- watershed/basin planning
- urban hydrology
- streamflow augmentation