Stormwater runoff is a major environmental concern, particularly in urban environments. Trends in managing stormwater have evolved (and continue to evolve) from a quantity only approach into a sustainable approach, which integrates quantity, quality, the environment, and aesthetics. Best management practices (BMPs) and Low Impact Development (LID) are two well-documented techniques capable of managing to sustainable standards. There are a number of stormwater models available to design professionals today. However, there are few which integrate site-scale BMP/LID analysis in a simplified fashion.
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a demand in the design profession for simplified stormwater modeling tools to help designers make informed decisions about integrating BMP/LID strategies into site plans. A Web-based questionnaire was administered to a group of design professionals to determine their knowledge of BMPs and their technological needs and preferences in meeting stormwater goals and requirements.
Key words: stormwater management, model, low impact development (LID), best management practices (BMP)
|Advisor:||Gallo, Warren C.|
|Commitee:||Martin, James L., Schauwecker, Timothy J., Wilkerson, Gerald W.|
|School:||Mississippi State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Landscape architecture, Civil engineering, Water Resource Management|
|Keywords:||BMP, LID, Management, Model, Stormwater|
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