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Enhancing Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) practices to mitigate urban stormwater pollution and reuse potential

Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Egodawatta, Prasanna, & Liu, An (2011) Enhancing Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) practices to mitigate urban stormwater pollution and reuse potential. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Water Resource Management and Treatment Technologies, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India, Nagpur, India.

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Abstract

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) practices such as wetlands, bioretention systems and swales are widely implemented in Australia’s urban areas for the mitigation of stormwater pollution and to enhance its reuse potential. In-depth research undertaken has confirmed that these systems do not always perform according to design expectations due to a diversity of reasons. To deliver anticipated benefits, it is critical that they are designed in conformity with catchment and rainfall characteristics and pollutant processes. This in turn entails an in-depth understanding of key pollutant processes. This paper presents the outcomes of extensive research investigations on pollutant characterisation and stormwater pollutant processes on urban catchment surfaces. Outcomes from the research studies revealed the complexities in physical and chemical characteristics of pollutants originating from urban catchments which are strongly influenced by rainfall and catchment characteristics. Based on the research outcomes, recommendations are provided to enhance stormwater treatment performance and to enhance its reuse potential.

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ID Code: 40078
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Urban water pollution, Water pollution processes, Water Sensitive Urban Design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult the author
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2011 09:49
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 16:17

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