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Urban Surface Water Management

Stuart G. Walesh

ISBN: 978-0-470-17281-0 November 2007 518 Pages


The complete guide to managing the quantity and quality of urban storm water runoff. Focuses on the planning and design of facilities and systems to control flooding, erosion, and non-point source pollution. Explains the practical application of the state-of-the-art in concepts and methods, based on the author's nearly 20 years' urban water resources engineering experience in the public and private sectors--and the state-of-the-art of urban surface water management is far ahead of the state-of-the-practice. This book covers all the major methods, and discusses other available, but little-known, concepts, tools, and techniques. Chapters cover the emergency and convenience system concept, master planning, computer modeling, multi-purpose flood control/water-quality enhancement/recreation facilities, and more.
Fundamentals of Urban Surface Water Management.

The Hydrologic Cycle in the Urban Environment.

Techniques for Hydrologic Analyses.

Floodplain Hydraulics.

Stormwater Facility Hydraulics.

Computation of Average Annual Monetary Flood Damage.

Nonpoint-Source Pollution Load Techniques.

Planning and Designing Detention/Retention Facilities.

Sedimentation Basin Design.

Computer Modeling.

Management Measures.

Preparation of a Master Plan.