Effectiveness of WSUD in the ‘real world’

Parker, Nathaniel , Gardner, Ted , Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Egodawatta, Prasanna K., & Giglio, Daniel (2009) Effectiveness of WSUD in the ‘real world’. In Proceedings of The 6th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference and the 3rd Hydropolis : Towards Water Sensitive Cities and Citizens, 5-8 May 2009, Parmelia Hilton, Perth, Western Australia.

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Many urban developments are implementing Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) strategies to attenuate flows and decrease pollutant loads carried by stormwater runoff. A water quality monitoring project was undertaken at the residential development of ‘Coomera Waters’ on the Gold Coast in Queensland to assess the effectiveness of a bioretention swale, a constructed wetland and a bioretention basin in treating stormwater runoff before it enters protected Melaleuca wetlands. This paper compares the effectiveness of these WSUD devices in reducing flow frequency, peak flow, and stormwater volume leaving the WSUD systems. The pollutant loads reductions are also described and the concentrations of pollutants are compared to the trigger values derived from the ANZECC (2000) Guidelines.

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ID Code: 26520
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Urban water quality, WSUD, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Water quality treatment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2009 00:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:11

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