Understanding the interrelationships between stormwater quality and rainfall and runoff factors in residential catchments
Egodawatta, Prasanna K., Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Ayoko, Godwin A., & Thomas, Evan C. (2006) Understanding the interrelationships between stormwater quality and rainfall and runoff factors in residential catchments. In Deletic, Ana & Fletcher, Tim (Eds.) Seventh International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling and the Fourth International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, 4 - 6 April 2006, Melbourne.
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This paper discusses the outcomes of a research project which involved in-depth investigation of stormwater quality by analysing rainfall-runoff and water quality data from four urban residential catchments. The outcomes of the investigations confirmed that the pollutant export characteristics from these catchments are strongly correlates with the rainfall intensity rather than other rainfall-runoff parameter. Further, the overall pollutant export from the catchment is mostly dependent on lesser number of high intensity storm events. These findings suggested that the rainfall intensity would be the most suitable rainfall-runoff parameter for pollutant export equations in stormwater quality models. Furthermore, the variation of stormwater quality with range of rainfall-runoff parameters emphasis the necessity of long term calibration of models.
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|Keywords:||urban water quality, chemometrics, urban landuse|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Quality Assurance Chemometrics Traceability and Metrological Chemistry (030106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
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|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Engineers Australia|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2006 00:00|
|Last Modified:||20 May 2012 22:46|
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