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Assessing the demand for simplified stormwater modeling tools within the design profession to facilitate the adoption of sustainable stormwater practices
by Moore, Austin Malone, M.L.A., Mississippi State University, 2010, 220; 1475066
Abstract (Summary)

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)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gallo, Warren C.
Commitee: Martin, James L., Schauwecker, Timothy J., Wilkerson, Gerald W.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Landscape Architecture
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
Publication Number: 1475066
ISBN: 978-1-109-71846-1
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