Special Issue "Hydrologic and Water Quality Performance of Stormwater Best Management Practices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: fluid mechanics; surface hydrology; urban storm water management; water resources; water resources engineering; water quality; environment
Due to emphasis on non-point sources of pollution and their impact on surface and groundwater water quality, various urban stormwater best management practices (BMPs) have emerged as tools to improve the quality of receiving water bodies and to meet corresponding regulations. Through field experience, laboratory research, and modeling, much has been learned about the design, operation, maintenance, and longevitiy of BMPs. As more information is gained, however, additional questions arise and more knowledge gaps are identified. This special issue seeks to publish studies that seek to fill these knowledge gaps such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Modeling stormwater BMP performance with respect to hydrology, hydraulics, and/or water quality at the site and watershed scales,
- Stormwater capture/harvesting and reuse on a large scale,
- Performance comparisons between traditional stormwater management techniques (pipes/ponds) and green infrastructure / low impact development / sustainable urban drainage systems.
- Impacts of deicing salt on BMPs and/or vice-versa,
- Impacts of climate change on BMP performance,
- Nutrient control in stormwater BMPs as related to algal blooms,
- Treatment of emerging contaminants,
- Improving BMP performance through simple retrofits to engineering design
- Improving infiltration and BMP performance in poorly infiltrating soils,
Dr. Peter Weiss
Dr. Ryan Winston
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Stormwater BMPs
- Surface Water Hydrology
- Emerging Contaminants
- Water Quality
- Climate Change