publication . Article . 2012

Urban Runoff: Getting to the Nonpoint

Rolf Pendall;
  • Published: 25 Jul 2012
  • Country: Mexico
Mandates for water-quality improvement have forced regulators and planners to confront the problem of urban runoff, still an important source of water pollution. This ar­ticle discusses those mandates and how to meet them, and provides examples of ongoing nonpoint water pollution control programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. These examples suggest that cleanup of urban runoff may require more comprehensive regional planning to encourage a de­velopment pattern conducive to pollution control.
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental engineering, Water resource management, Urban runoff, Bay, Regional planning, Environmental science, Water pollution, Pollution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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