Urban Nonpoint Source Control Strategies Outside North America

by Wayne C. Huber, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Control practices for urban nonpoint source quality management varies widely around the world. Many countries have instituted controls to a greater or lesser degree, and they vary in complexity depending on the nature of the problem (e.g., combined vs. separate storm sewers), degree of urbanization, and legislative initiative. The U.S. generally has the most well-defined federal initiatives for urban nonpoint source water quality control, but extensive and sophisticated control strategies have been implemented in several countries. This paper presents a brief synopsis of these practices.

Subject Headings: Nonpoint pollution | Water supply | Water quality | Municipal water | Water resources | Water pollution | Urban areas | Quality control | North America

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