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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 13:18
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:59
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16510

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