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Title:
Analysis of Best Management Practices for Addressing Urban Stormwater Runoff
Author:
Maass, Amanda
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
During Tucson rainstorms, many roads and neighborhoods experience high levels of flooding on the city’s street networks. This phenomenon creates unsafe road conditions, damage to the road infrastructure, and excessive urban stormwater runoff that is potentially polluted. The vast quantities of impervious surfaces in the urban landscape impede the rainwater’s ability to infiltrate the ground, thus resulting in increased volumes of runoff during a rainstorm. Stormwater management is used by municipalities and communities to address the previously mentioned adverse impacts of stormwater runoff. Various techniques and strategies used in stormwater management include, low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, and better site design (BSD) strategies implemented during design stages to reduce stormwater runoff levels. In addition, local governments can establish stormwater utilities and policies in order to help address and better manage the issue of stormwater runoff within urban areas. The primary research questions of this study will include: What are the most effective best management practices and techniques to address urban runoff? What combination of best management practices and government policies will be the more effective in addressing Tucson’s urban runoff problem? Accordingly, this study will examine a variety of policies and techniques to address stormwater runoff, and then, based on this information, provide a suggestion of the best practices and techniques that may be feasible for implementation in Tucson.
Description:
Sustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project
Keywords:
Sustainability; Stormwater runoff; Best Management Practices; Built Environment; Low Impact Development; Stormwater Utilities
Degree Name:
Bachelor's of Science in Sustainable Built Environments
Mentor:
Perkl, Ryan
Instructor:
Iuliano, Joey

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMaass, Amandaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-05T14:40:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-05T14:40:06Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608332en
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractDuring Tucson rainstorms, many roads and neighborhoods experience high levels of flooding on the city’s street networks. This phenomenon creates unsafe road conditions, damage to the road infrastructure, and excessive urban stormwater runoff that is potentially polluted. The vast quantities of impervious surfaces in the urban landscape impede the rainwater’s ability to infiltrate the ground, thus resulting in increased volumes of runoff during a rainstorm. Stormwater management is used by municipalities and communities to address the previously mentioned adverse impacts of stormwater runoff. Various techniques and strategies used in stormwater management include, low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, and better site design (BSD) strategies implemented during design stages to reduce stormwater runoff levels. In addition, local governments can establish stormwater utilities and policies in order to help address and better manage the issue of stormwater runoff within urban areas. The primary research questions of this study will include: What are the most effective best management practices and techniques to address urban runoff? What combination of best management practices and government policies will be the more effective in addressing Tucson’s urban runoff problem? Accordingly, this study will examine a variety of policies and techniques to address stormwater runoff, and then, based on this information, provide a suggestion of the best practices and techniques that may be feasible for implementation in Tucson.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectStormwater runoffen
dc.subjectBest Management Practicesen
dc.subjectBuilt Environmenten
dc.subjectLow Impact Developmenten
dc.subjectStormwater Utilitiesen
dc.titleAnalysis of Best Management Practices for Addressing Urban Stormwater Runoffen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameBachelor's of Science in Sustainable Built Environmentsen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en
dc.contributor.mentorPerkl, Ryanen
dc.contributor.instructorIuliano, Joeyen
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