American Society of Civil Engineers


Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City


by Scott Struck, Ph.D., (editor) and Keith Lichten, P.E., (editor)
Sponsored By Low Impact Development Technical Committee, Urban Water Resources Research Council, Environmental And Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of ASCE; Cooperating Organizations: California State Water Resources Control Board and California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1099-8 (CD-Rom), 2010, 1745 pp., (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784410998)     (Barcode: DQA 1424538)

Conference information: Low Impact Development International Conference (LID) 2010; April 11-14, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States

ASCE sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings - CD-ROM
Abstract: Proceedings of the 2010 International Low Impact Development Conference, held in San Francisco, California, April 11-14, 2010. Sponsored by the Low Impact Development Technical Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. Cosponsored by California State Water Resources Control Board and California Storm Water Quality Association. This collection contains 149 papers that address topics relevant to a sustainable approach to stormwater management using the Low Impact Development (LID) technology. The papers attempt to: promote the use of LID as an effective alternative for or integrated with traditional stormwater management, as well as examine successful watershed management practices related to protection of streams through hydromodification; consider how changes in the traditional urban drainage design paradigm interconnect with ideas of sustainability and green building and help create a constituency for more livable and sustainable cities; inform practitioners throughout the country on strategies to address and go beyond common impediments for implementation of these techniques; accelerate change in the practice of stormwater management, including an information exchange that intends to refine design processes, review procedures, and evaluate construction standards related to LID technologies; and to improve our collective understanding of how vegetation helps manage stormwater, intercept precipitation, expand urban greenspace, and improve urban livability.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Sustainable development
Water quality
Urban areas
Stormwater management
Water management
Drainage