Urban Runoff Management: Future Modeling

by Harry C. Torno, (M.ASCE), Staff Engr.; United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 165-169

Document Type: Journal Paper


Several recent studies have demonstrated that computer based mathematical models are becoming a standard part of the engineer's arsenal of tools for analyzing and designing urban drainage systems, and for evaluating the impacts of runoff-generated pollution and the remedial measures therefore. It is equally clear that while the catalogue of available models is quite large, only a few are in common use. Future model use will emphasize applications. New model development will proceed at a slower pace until an adequate data base is available. Receiving water quality models will receive increased use. The use of mini/micro computers will increase rapidly, and models will be adapted for use with low-cost hardware.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Mathematical models | Urban development | Runoff | Stormwater management | Hydrologic models | Drainage systems | Water quality

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