Managing Stormwater: Practices and Challenges for Reuse and Recycling

A.H.M. Faisal Anwar, PhD (Editor)
Associate Professor, Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI081000

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Current freshwater availability is reducing because of climate change, rapid urbanization, and an increase in population. Due to these situations, the identification of alternative water resources has become a main focus of research world-wide. Among all alternatives, stormwater has been found as most promising for reuse and recycling. The rapid development of urban and suburban areas has limited the natural infiltration of storm water because of increased impermeable areas, which in turn, increase the risk of urban and suburban flooding.

Urban and suburban stormwater runoff carries a significant amount of pollutants, such as heavy metals, hydrocarbons, pesticides, and bacteria. The sources of pollutants and their contribution to urban stormwater runoff are highly dependent on the land use pattern. These pollutants are harmful to the environment and a threat to human health at higher concentrations. In order to maintain healthy waterways, it is necessary to develop sustainable management of stormwater.

Stormwater management practices involve many challenges for its reuse and recycling, which are the main focus areas of this book. Available management practices consist of collecting and discharging the stormwater into rivers, ponds, or nearby retention basins. The best management practices (BMPs) may include oil and grit separators, grassed swales, vegetated filter strips, biofiltration/bioretention ponds, constructed wetlands, gross pollutant traps, and catch basin inserts.

This book has eleven chapters that describe the practices and challenges of different BMPs for stormwater management. These include combined sewer networks, different rainwater harvesting techniques, constructed wetlands, MUSIC modelling of bioretention systems, catch basin inserts, permeable pavements, the use of adsorbents for cleaning stormwater, low impact developments, and membrane-based technologies for stormwater treatment.
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Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Static Optimal Control of Combined Sewer Networks under Enhanced Cost Functions
(Upaka Rathnayake and Sujeewa Herath, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 2. Rainwater Harvesting as an Alternative Household Drinking Water Supply to North-Central Province of Sri Lanka
(Amara Paranagama and Muhammed A. Bhuiyan, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 3. Failure of a Rainwater Harvesting System in Arsenic Affected Areas of Bangladesh: Causes and Economic Losses
(Md. Niamul Bari, Md. Zahanggir Alam, K. M. Nahid Hossain Shaon and Fatema Khatun, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh)

Chapter 4. A Retrofitted Living Stream to Attenuate Metal-Containing Stormwater Run-Off in Western Australia
(Tanveer Adyel, Carolyn Oldham and Matthew Hipsey, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 5. The Use of Filter Media in Bioretention System for Treating Stormwater
(A. H. M. Faisal Anwar, Felicia Pudja and Monzur Alam Imteaz, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, and others)

Chapter 6. An Investigation of Stormwater Treatment Using Catch Basin Inserts
(Md Zahanggir Alam and A. H. M. Faisal Anwar, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)

Chapter 7. Opportunities and Challenges for Improving the Stormwater Treatment Performance of Permeable Pavements
(Upeka Kuruppu and Ataur Rahman, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Kingswood, Penrith, Australia)

Chapter 8. Rainwater Harvesting as a Supplementary Source for Water Supply in Urban Areas
(Thamer Ahmad Mohammad, Department of Water Resources Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq)

Chapter 9. A Review of Stormwater Treatment with an Emphasis on the Adsorption Method
(Harmayani Kadek Diana, A.H.M. Faisal Anwar and Dipok Chandra Sarker, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia and Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)

Chapter 10. Stormwater Treatment and Management Techniques: Prospects and Constraints
(Biplob Kumar Pramanik, David Halliwell, Bandita Mainali, Md Zahanggir Alam and Dipok Chandra Sarker, Department of Engineering & Mathematic Sciences, LaTrobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 11. Management and Modeling of Urban Stormwater
(D. G. Regulwar and S. G. Taji, Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India, and others)

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