Stormwater Strategies Community Responses to Runoff Pollution

This May 1999 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council documents some of the most effective strategies being employed by communities around the country to control urban runoff pollution, which is among the top sources of water contamination in the country today. The collection of 100 case studies compiled and evaluated here is intended to serve as a guide for local decisionmakers, municipal officials, and environmental activists; it is also a resource for citizens concerned about the quality of their local environment. Added in October 2001 is a new chapter on low-impact development, which has emerged as a simple, effective and economical stormwater strategy that also carries a broader aesthetic appeal.

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This May 1999 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council documents some of the most effective strategies being employed by communities around the country to control urban runoff pollution, which is among the top sources of water contamination in the country today. The collection of 100 case studies compiled and evaluated here is intended to serve as a guide for local decisionmakers, municipal officials, and environmental activists; it is also a resource for citizens concerned about the quality of their local environment. Added in October 2001 is a new chapter on low-impact development, which has emerged as a simple, effective and economical stormwater strategy that also carries a broader aesthetic appeal.

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Keyword Low impact development, LID, Water management, Pollution, Stormwater, Runoff, Principles, Practices, Retrofitting, Ultra urban environment, Benefits, Strategies, Green roof, Peak discharge, Hydrologic analysis, Water quality, Control, Trans-agency resources for environmental and economic sustainability, TREES, Seattle Millennium Project, SEA, Rain garden, Urban watershed, Pollutant removal, Water quality protection, Water supply, Reservoir, Zero impact
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 12/29/2010 15:15
Language English
Date Record Checked: 12/29/2010 0:00 (W3C-DTF)

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