Special Issue "Stormwater Management in Urban and Rural Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 4160
Interests: sustainable cities and regions; adaptation to climate change; environmental impact assessment; natural resource management; resilience; urban design and planning
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage in the City, A Sustainability Perspective
Special Issue in Sustainability: Environmental Carrying Capacity in Urban and Regional Development
Special Issue in Land: Climate Change and Current Challenges for Landscapes and Cultural Heritage
Interests: sustainable water resources management; urban drought; stormwater management in urban and rural areas; water scarcity; climate change adaptation and urban resilience
Interests: ecohydrology approach for freshwater management; nutrient management for preventing freshwater ecosystems; biotechnology for increasing denitrification effectivity/nitrogen removal in ecosystems
In past decades, traditional stormwater management in urban and rural areas was associated with a rapid transfer of water to sewage systems or ditches, which resulted in carrying pollutants and large volumes of water to rivers and streams. Such an approach caused negative changes in the hydrological cycle, as well as groundwater resources depletion, deterioration of water quality and damages to ecosystems.
However, increasing urbanization, along with the intensification of agricultural production and progressive climate change have forced a paradigm shift.
Thus, a new approach to stormwater concerns increasing retention, infiltration, and groundwater recharge, reducing surface runoff and using stormwater treatment methods that mimic nature. Stormwater becomes a valuable resource, especially with the risk of drought growing year after year and extreme temperatures becoming more frequent. The holistic approach considers creating resistant functional ecological systems, and in their creation and maintenance economic factors, environment, social wellbeing, and public health are all taken into account.
Sustainable stormwater management provides ecosystem services and benefits for people from the environment. In cities, grey, blue, and green infrastructure is combined into an integral whole. Stormwater management has finally become an invaluable part of creating a low-carbon, energy-efficient, healthy, and citizen-friendly city. Rural sustainable drainage systems are a group of measures that can be created with a minimal loss of agricultural production areas. Their application involves reducing erosion and flooding and the negative impact of agricultural diffuse pollution, as well as increasing biodiversity and limiting water loss.
The Special Issue welcomes papers focused on the latest knowledge related with sustainable stormwater management. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Stormwater management in response to climate change;
- Sponge cities;
- Blue and green infrastructure;
- Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS);
- Rural sustainable drainage systems (RSuDS);
- Water-sensitive urban design;
- Stormwater quality, quantity, and treatment methods;
- Integrated urban drainage models;
- Urban exposure to flood and drought hazards;
- Rainfall modeling and simulation;
- Stakeholder involvement in stormwater management;
- Remote sensing and GIS applications for sustainable stormwater management;
- Ecohydrology as an integral component of stormwater management.
Dr. Jan K. Kazak
Dr. Jolanta Dąbrowska
Dr. Agnieszka Bednarek
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- sustainable stormwater management
- urban design
- adaptation to climate change
- low impact development
- policy instruments
- extreme weather events
- agricultural diffuse pollution
- surface runoff
- resilient cities