Stormwater Modeling and Sustainable Management in Highly Urbanized Areas

Authored by: J. Bryan Ellis , Christophe Viavattene

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552494
eBook ISBN: 9781466552500
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Existing approaches to modeling impermeable stormwater discharges range from simple application of basic hydraulic/hydrologic procedures to highly complex surface runoff and groundwater models. In the case of diffuse urban pollution, both lumped and distributed approaches have been used. Models can be both stochastic and deterministic and treat the watershed, or a significant part of it, as one unit. Distributed models divide the catchment into smaller spatial units assumed to be homogeneous and described individually by a set of differential mass balance equations.

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