Special Issue "Urban Drainage and Urban Stormwater Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
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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Stormwater runoff from urban catchments, including runoff from buildings, roads, and paved areas, is considered a major source of environmental pollution. Best management practices are widely applied to reduce their quantity and to improve the quality of stormwater runoff entering receiving waters. A variety of centralized and decentralized facilities have been developed over the past two decades to treat urban stormwater runoff and there is now a great deal of focus on the technical performance and economic viability of these systems.
This Special Issue of Water is intended to give readers an overview of the environmental effects of urban stormwater pollution and how both centralized and decentralized facilities systems are being implemented to effectively manage and treat polluted stormwater runoff to protect the water environment. The Special Issue will consider:
- The characteristics and pollution loads of stormwater runoff from urban areas;
- Urban stormwater management through hydraulic retention;
- Centralized treatment systems for urban stormwater runoff;
- Decentralized treatment systems for urban stormwater runoff;
- Testing procedures and protocols for stormwater treatment systems;
- Monitoring of stormwater treatment systems;
- Toxicity tests for urban stormwater runoff
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Helmreich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban stormwater runoff
- runoff pollution
- decentralized treatment
- centralized treatment
- environmental risk assessment