Urban Runoff Pollution

  • Harry C. Torno
  • Jiri Marsalek
  • Michel Desbordes
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pollutional Aspects of Urban Runoff

    1. J. Bryan Ellis
      Pages 1-38
    2. Donald H. Waller, William C. Hart
      Pages 59-85
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 87-87
  3. Field Studies of Urban Runoff Quality

    1. Per-Arne Malmqvist
      Pages 89-102
    2. Wolfgang F. Geiger
      Pages 103-126
    3. Michael L. Terstriep
      Pages 127-145
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 163-165
  4. Deterministic Modeling of Runoff Processes

    1. Wayne C. Huber
      Pages 167-242
    2. William James, Shivalingaiah Boregowda
      Pages 243-271
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 273-276
  5. Statistically-Based Modeling of Urban Runoff Processes

  6. Conventional Pollutant Impacts on Receiving Waters

    1. Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen
      Pages 345-378
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 419-421
  7. Toxic Pollutant Impacts on Receiving Waters

  8. Receiving Water Modeling

    1. Bo Neergaard Jacobsen, Niels Nyholm
      Pages 587-619
    2. Larry A. Roesner, Raymond Walton, John P. Hartigan
      Pages 621-647
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 675-675
  9. Runoff Quality Management

  10. Real-Time Control

  11. Future Research Needs

    1. Harry C. Torno
      Pages 873-879
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 881-895

About these proceedings


In most of the developed countries of the,World, significant efforts to control the pollution of surface waters have been underway for decades, and particularly the last 10-15 years. These efforts have focused mainly on eliminating or mitiga­ ting the effects of point sources of pollution. In many ca­ ses, however, it is clear that we have achieved only limited improvement in water quality, and that non-point sources of pollution are going to control any further improvement. It has long been known that urban runoff is a major non-point source, and much research has been done in an attempt to un­ derstand the mechanisms and processes which govern this source and to reduce or eliminate its impacts. Many urban jurisdic­ tions have adopted urban runoff pollution control measures, in spite of the fact that there is a great deal that we still do not know, and without really being able to quantify the benefits achieved. A major problem is that while a great deal of work is being done, both in Europe and North America, it is very difficult to keep abreast of new developments. The Urban Water Resources Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers has for many years had as one of its major objectives the transfer of urban runoff technology among researchers and practitioners in the field, as well as to those engineers who are not in the forefront but who nonetheless need the information on the latest developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harry C. Torno
    • 1
  • Jiri Marsalek
    • 2
  • Michel Desbordes
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (A-101-F)USA
  2. 2.National Water Research InstituteBurlingtonCanada
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Hydrologie MathématiqueUniversité des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70891-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70889-3
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