Water budget triangle: A new conceptual framework for comparison of green and gray infrastructure

C. G. Eger, D. G. Chandler, B. Kasaee Roodsari, C. I. Davidson, C. T. Driscoll

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Abstract

A new ternary plot tool, the Water Budget Triangle, is described and examined for comparing hydrologic functions of unlike systems. The tool is intended as a visual indicator of the distribution of mass outflow among event runoff (Q), evapotranspiration (ET), and percolated or stored drainage (I) to evaluate and compare greenhouse infrastructure (GI) technologies. The same tool may be used to plot other stormwater systems, such as storm sewers, cisterns, and detention or retention ponds for comparison and reference. This tool may be used as an analytical monitoring device to identify "normal" operating zones for individual installations of classes of systems and also as a diagnostic tool to identify systems that are not functioning within their intended range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
EditorsChris Hendrickson, John Crittenden, Bill Wallace
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1010-1017
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784478745
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2014Nov 8 2014

Publication series

NameICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period11/6/1411/8/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Eger, C. G., Chandler, D. G., Roodsari, B. K., Davidson, C. I., & Driscoll, C. T. (2014). Water budget triangle: A new conceptual framework for comparison of green and gray infrastructure. In C. Hendrickson, J. Crittenden, & B. Wallace (Eds.), ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (pp. 1010-1017). (ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784478745.095