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Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development

New and Continuing Applications

Edited by Michael Clar

2009 / 402 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$80.00 List / $60.00ASCE Member
Stock No. 41007 / ISBN: 9780784410073


Selected papers from the Second National Low Impact Development Conference, held in Wilmington, North Carolina, March 12-14, 2007.

Low impact development (LID) began as an environmentally friendly method to conserve natural water sources, manage stormwater runoff, and preserve water quality. Today, LID encompasses methods of construction and engineering that preserve the ecosystem as a whole. This report contains 32 selected papers that specifically highlight new and continuing low impact practices, including research, recent developments, and community adoption and acceptance. Coastal applications are also emphasized. The papers provide a good overview of the current technical issues as well as areas in need of research. Topics addressed include: local codes, regulations, and policy; LID design and assessment tools; LID best management practices in the areas of bioretention, swales, green roofs, and permeable pavements; and case studies.

This publication is useful to students and academics involved in environmental engineering and low impact development, landscape architects, soil scientists, design professionals, and water program administrators.