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Sustainable operation of a small-scale flood-attenuation wetland and dry pond system

Scholz, M 2003, 'Sustainable operation of a small-scale flood-attenuation wetland and dry pond system' , Water and Environment Management, 17 (3) , pp. 171-175.

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Abstract

Pond structures as cost-effective source-control drainage techniques can be applied in order to reduce the downstream risk of flooding. In the UK, there are no widely accepted performance data on pond structures, yet there is a need for detailed design and operation guidelines, coupled with data on urban biodiversity enhancement, maintenance, reliability, economics and social acceptance. The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) cost-effectiveness and self-sustainability of stormwater pond systems, and (b) compatibility with the primary needs of water removal and storage to wildlife and amenity enhancement. A case study was used, based upon a combined attenuation wetland and dry pond construction for roof-water runoff.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attenuation wetland, dry pond, roof water runoff, sustainability, wetland
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Water and Environment Management
Publisher: CIWEM
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0951-7359
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 12:18
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:59
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/16510

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