manual of practice (MOP) is a revision to the 1998 first-edition MOP titled Urban
Runoff Quality Management. In view of recent climate changes and stormwater
management development, it is recommended that a MOP of this nature have a new
edition every 5 years.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF;
Alexandria, Va.), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE; Reston, Va.), and ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) teamed
up to produce this book, which is a great resource for urban stormwater
management. WEF represents environmental water engineers and scientists who are
concerned about stormwater quality, collection, storage, treatment, public
health and safety, and discharge permits. ASCE and EWRI represent water
resources engineers who emphasize stormwater quantity, watershed, hydrology,
modeling, stream channel protection, and water resources sustainability.
The MOP was co-chaired by Daniel E. Medina
and Christine A. Pomeroy, and involved a dedicated team of about 16 principal
authors and nearly 100 reviewers from industry and academia. This authoritative
resource explains how stormwater control systems can be designed to meet
multidisciplinary objectives, including flood control, stream channel
protection, groundwater recharge, water quality protection, public safety
protection, human health and welfare, and multipurpose public benefits, such as
provision of open space, parks, playgrounds, trails, wildlife habitat, and
enhancement of property values. It is well-balanced in writing style, chapter
length, and engineering discussions.
This MOP focuses on consolidating
technologies under a comprehensive view of stormwater management in an attempt
to foster a convergence between traditional stormwater controls and innovative
green infrastructure. Metrification is another global new trend in the fields
of water resources engineering and environmental engineering. Both the U.S.
customary units and the international SI units are used throughout the book.
Specific coverage of this book includes an
urban stormwater management overview; effects of stormwater on receiving
waters; performance goals for stormwater controls; unit processes and
operations for stormwater control; selection criteria and design
considerations; swales and strips; basins, filters, and infiltrators; gross
pollutant traps and mechanical operations; maintenance of stormwater controls;
whole life cost of stormwater controls; performance assessment; and analytical
tools for simulation of stormwater controls.
This fine reference book is geared toward
urban stormwater managers; design engineers; urban planners; university
professors; stormwater treatment equipment manufacturers; and local, state, and
federal government employees involved in urban stormwater controls. The book
may become a textbook easily if it can be expanded to include both a new
chapter on storm sewer design and more design examples and diagrams.
This book can be further improved by adding
more tabulated historical rainfall data, design diagrams, design examples, and
WEF/ASCE recommendations. The readers also would have liked to learn how to
choose the best management practices for urban stormwater control when facing
the global warming situation and how to apply the design equations and design
criteria to practical design of urban stormwater collection and control
The MOP introduces only
ultraviolet, ozonation, and amines for stormwater disinfection. The most common
disinfection process (chlorination) and the latest development (advanced
oxidation process) should have been addressed.
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