Special Issue "Rainwater Management in Urban Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
Interests: monitoring of stormwater runoff pollutants (organic and inorganic); development and evaluation of treatment systems for stormwater runoff of traffic areas and roofs; rainwater harvesting systems; stormwater management
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Rising levels of impervious surfaces as well as new circumstances such as heavy rain events or dry weather periods provide us with new challenges for sustainable stormwater management in urban areas. Best management practices are widely applied to reduce the quantity and to improve the quality of stormwater runoff. Especially, a variety of decentralized treatment facilities have been developed as a supplement to conventional sewer systems. Currently, research is ongoing on the performance and operation of such facilities. Additionally, the sustainability regarding natural water balance and the impact on the environment are under consideration.
This Special Issue of Water will focus on the sustainability and environmental effects of stormwater management in urban areas (quantity and quality). The Special Issue will consider:
- Monitoring of stormwater runoff quality including new parameters;
- Hydrological models for stormwater runoff in urban catchments;
- Build-up and wash-off models for pollutants from impervious surfaces;
- Lab-scale, pilot-scale, and long-term experience with decentralized treatment systems;
- Testing procedures and protocols for stormwater treatment systems;
- Legal and practical opportunities to avoid or minimize the risks of groundwater and surface water contamination;
- Impact of decentralized stormwater management on existing sewer systems;
- Testing procedures and protocols for stormwater treatment systems.
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Helmreich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban stormwater runoff
- runoff pollution
- decentralized treatment
- centralized treatment
- stormwater runoff models
- build-up and wash-off models
- environmental risk assessment