Water resources: Sustaining quality and quantity

Karen Kabbes, Joseph Reichenberger, Cody Briggs, Cliff Ian Davidson, Alan Perks

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Abstract

This chapter addresses issues of water quantity and quality, impacts of development on surface waters and waterway connectivity, and changing hydrologic conditions (nonstationarity). Wastewater treatment plants, now considered resource recovery facilities, could potentially provide different levels of water treatment based on the proposed water use. Some issues related to water quality are surface water runoff and the impact of impervious surfaces. Methods to address reduced water quality from nonpoint sources have been developed, in addition to aquatic habitat connectivity and fish passage. Working in interdisciplinary teams, civil engineers have assisted in developing best management practices, low impact development, and green infrastructure that use or mimic naturally occurring ecosystem services to address stormwater quality and quantity and aquatic habitat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering for Sustainable Communities
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practices
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages237-253
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480755
ISBN (Print)9780784414811
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Kabbes, K., Reichenberger, J., Briggs, C., Davidson, C. I., & Perks, A. (2017). Water resources: Sustaining quality and quantity. In Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices (pp. 237-253). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784414811.ch16