Distribution of Articles published per year
(2007 - 2009)
(2007 - 2009)
Total number of journals
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, and Blake Alcott: The myth of resource efficiency: The Jevons Paradox Published: 19 December 2009
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, doi: 10.1007/s10098-009-0271-y
Conference 0 Reads 0 Citations Mt. Airy Rain Catchers — Rain Barrels and Gardens in a Suburban Watershed Published: 10 November 2008
International Low Impact Development Conference 2008, doi: 10.1061/41009(333)117
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Sustainable Environments Branch (EPA) is implementing a field research study of low impact development in a suburban watershed. Under contract to EPA, Tetra Tech has installed Best Management Practices (BMPs) on single-family residential lots across the 2 square-kilometer watershed in Cincinnati, Ohio. The project is studying public attitudes about these practices, the cost and feasibility of watershed-scale dispersed BMP programs, and effects on stream health and water quality.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Applying a reverse auction to reduce stormwater runoff. Published: 01 June 2008
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Applying a Reverse Auction to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Published: 01 June 2008
Ambio, doi: 10.1579/0044-7447(2008)37[326:aaratr]2.0.co;2
Article 0 Reads 82 Citations Impediments and solutions to sustainable, watershed-scale urban stormwater management: lessons from Australia and the Un... Published: 30 April 2008
Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-008-9119-1
In urban and suburban areas, stormwater runoff is a primary stressor on surface waters. Conventional urban stormwater drainage systems often route runoff directly to streams and rivers, thus exacerbating pollutant inputs and hydrologic disturbance, and resulting in the degradation of ecosystem structure and function. Decentralized stormwater management tools, such as low impact development (LID) or water sensitive urban design (WSUD), may offer a more sustainable solution to stormwater management if implemented at a watershed scale. These tools are designed to pond, infiltrate, and harvest water at the source, encouraging evaporation, evapotranspiration, groundwater recharge, and re-use of stormwater. While there are numerous demonstrations of WSUD practices, there are few examples of widespread implementation at a watershed scale with the explicit objective of protecting or restoring a receiving stream. This article identifies seven major impediments to sustainable urban stormwater management: (1) uncertainties in performance and cost, (2) insufficient engineering standards and guidelines, (3) fragmented responsibilities, (4) lack of institutional capacity, (5) lack of legislative mandate, (6) lack of funding and effective market incentives, and (7) resistance to change. By comparing experiences from Australia and the United States, two developed countries with existing conventional stormwater infrastructure and escalating stream ecosystem degradation, we highlight challenges facing sustainable urban stormwater management and offer several examples of successful, regional WSUD implementation. We conclude by identifying solutions to each of the seven impediments that, when employed separately or in combination, should encourage widespread implementation of WSUD with watershed-based goals to protect human health and safety, and stream ecosystems.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Valuing acid mine drainage remediation in West Virginia: a hedonic modeling approach Published: 21 December 2007
The Annals of Regional Science, doi: 10.1007/s00168-007-0189-4
In this article, we use a spatial-econometric approach to estimate the willingness to pay for the cleanup of acid mine drainage-impaired waterways in the Cheat River Watershed of West Virginia. We derive economic values for housing relating to remediating the effects of acid mine drainage using 21 years of housing sales data, and use geographic information systems to link housing market sales data with stream water quality. The results indicate being located near an acid mine drainage-impaired stream has an implicit marginal cost of $4,783 on housing. If all the streams are restored in the Cheat River Watershed, those properties located near the restoration (within a 1/4 mile) would benefit by $1.7 million.