publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Effectiveness of Low Impact Development Practices: Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research

Ahiablame, Laurent M.; Engel, Bernard A.; Chaubey, Indrajeet;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2012 Journal: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, volume 223, pages 4,253-4,273 (issn: 0049-6979, eissn: 1573-2932, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Low impact development (LID) is a land development strategy for managing stormwater at the source with decentralized micro-scale control measures. Since the emergence of LID practices, they have been successfully used to manage stormwater runoff, improve water quality, and protect the environment. However, discussions still surround the effectiveness of many of these practices, resulting in a reluctance to widely adopt them. This paper highlights evidence in the literature regarding the beneficial uses of LID practices. A discussion of how LID practices are represented in hydrologic/water quality models is also provided using illustrative examples of three compu...
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free text keywords: Computational model, Surface runoff, Water quality, Low-impact development, Stormwater, Land development, business.industry, business, Environmental engineering, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental resource management, Chemistry
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