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Urban Streams and Stormwater Management

School and Department: 
  • Engineering, College of
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
Course Number: 
4641 / 5641
Category: 
Undergraduate
Graduate
Semester: 
Fall
Description: 

Stormwater management has become a significant issue in recent years. In the past, the typical thinking was 'get it out of my town' which resulted in downstream communities suffering the brunt of poor or inadequate management. In fact, only the rate of runoff was addressed, not the volume, nor the quality of that runoff. In urban areas, the volume of runoff increases significantly due to the additional impervious cover (e.g. pavement and rooftops) and urban stormwater runoff causes water quality degradation due to excess amounts of nutrients, metals, bacteria and sediment. This course will address the impacts of improperly controlled runoff on urban streams and how the rate, volume and quality of urban stormwater runoff can be properly controlled through appropriate Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation.

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