American Society of Civil Engineers

Low Impact Development: New and Continuing Applications

by Michael Clar, (editor)
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1007-3 (print), 2008, ix, 392 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: 498704679)

Conference information: Second National Low Impact Development Conference; March 12-14, 2007, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

ASCE sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Selected papers from the 2nd National Low Impact Development Conference, held in Wilmington, North Carolina, March 12-14, 2007.
Low impact development (LID) began as an environmentally friendly method to conserve natural water sources, manage stormwater runoff, and preserve water quality. Today, LID encompasses methods of construction and engineering that preserve the ecosystem as a whole. This report contains 32 selected papers that specifically highlight new and continuing low impact practices, including research, recent developments, and community adoption and acceptance. Coastal applications are also emphasized. The papers provide a good overview of the current technical issues as well as areas in need of research. Topics addressed include: local codes, regulations, and policy; LID design and assessment tools; LID best management practices in the areas of bioretention, swales, green roofs, and permeable pavements; and case studies.
This publication is useful to students and academics involved in environmental engineering and low impact development, landscape architects, soil scientists, design professionals, and water program administrators.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Environmental issues
Stormwater management
Urban development
Water quality

Library of Congress Call Number:  TD657.N3856 2007
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Runoff--Management--Congresses
Urban runoff--Management--Congresses
Sustainable development--Congresses