An impact assessment methodology for urban surface runoff quality following best practice treatment

Ellis, John Bryan, Revitt, D. Mike and Lundy, Lian ORCID logoORCID: (2012) An impact assessment methodology for urban surface runoff quality following best practice treatment. Science of the Total Environment, 416 . pp. 172-179. ISSN 0048-9697 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.003)

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The paper develops an easy to apply desk-based semi-quantitative approach for the assessment of residual receiving water quality risks associated with urban surface runoff following its conveyance through best practice sustainable drainage systems (SUDS). The innovative procedure utilises an integrated geographical information system (GIS)-based pollution index approach based on surface area impermeability, runoff concentrations/loadings and individual SUDS treatment performance potential to evaluate the level of risk mitigation achievable by SUDS drainage infrastructure. The residual impact is assessed through comparison of the determined pollution index with regulatory receiving water quality standards and objectives. The methodology provides an original theoretically based procedure which complements the current acute risk assessment approaches being widely applied within pluvial flood risk management.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 14567
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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 16:05
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