Commentary on Papers on Institutional Issues

by L. Scott Tucker, Urban Drainage & Flood Control, District, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Runoff Quality: Impact and Quality Enhancement Technology


The objective of this review is to comment on the four papers presented during this session and to highlight institutional issues about which the author is particularly concerned. Institutional issues are critical in terms of successfully implementing a technically oriented program or any program for that matter. They represent the management side of the equation as compared to the technical side that this conference has addressed thus far. Institutional issues include defining the objectives, developing a program of implementation adopting laws, promulgating regulations, defining and agreeing upon who should do what and to whom, financing the program of implementation, monitoring the effectiveness of the program, maintaining facilities constructed as a result of the program, and modifying the program of implementation as experience is gained. The four papers presented in this session deal with the implementation of programs at the three levels of government; i. e. local, state and federal.

Subject Headings: Local government | Financing | Federal government | Pollution | State government | Runoff | Urban areas | Environmental issues

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