Stormwater_9_29_08

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Unformatted text preview: stormwater management & low impact design ucb environmental science 10 sarah minick 9.29.2008 Ecology in cities? The protection and regeneration of local and regional ecosystems is essential because urban dwellers depend on ecosystem services , those things that nature provides us for free: – Clean air, safe water, nutritious local food, soil creation, pollination, flood protection and many other services. – Increase our quality of life and make our cities more livable, more beautiful, and more diverse in terms of landscape, wildlife, and the built environment. Green design in cities Moving beyond good planning means green building, habitat protection and creation, sustainable energy policy, and stormwater management among others. – Mitigate flooding, urban heat islands, hydrologic disruptions, and habitat loss – Protect air quality, the quality of receiving water bodies, and existing habitat Everywhere you go, you are in a watershed. Source: http://www.ltc.on.ca/images/watershed_labeled_hor.jpg San Francisco Context – Urban Hydrology w/ lid Low Impact Design (LID) Intensive eco-roof Rain screen Permeable paving Downspout disconnect & cistern In-street planter Stormwater management from a watershed perspective 1. Good Housekeeping : eliminate or minimize pollutants being generated and allowed into the environment. 2. Site design: use LID to minimize the volume and rate of runoff from any given site....
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