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Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

William G. Wilson


As a village grows into a city, its surfaces increasingly become covered by materials that prevent rain from soaking into the ground. Even small rainfalls on these impervious surfaces produce high stormwater flows of short duration, which pick up sediments, heat, and pollutants, and requires the construction of pipes to carry the flow that further concentrates the stormwater. High volumes of polluted water discharged into streams causes loss and damage to downstream ecosystems and the water resources that people need. This book presents and explains the diverse scientific aspects of urban stor ... More

Keywords: urban stormwater, stream ecosystems, mercury, nutrients, pollution deposition, watersheds, denitrification, aquatic biodiversity, imperviousness, stormwater control measures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226364957
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William G. Wilson, author
Biology at Duke University