(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Protection of stream ecosystems from urban stormwater runoff : The multiple benefits of an ecohydrological approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FLETCHER T.D. (1) ; VIETZ G. (1) ; WALSH C.J. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of Melbourne, Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


The AA. review recent literature discussing ecohydrological approaches to managing urban stormwater and, building on the natural flow paradigm, identify ecologically relevant flow metrics that can be used to design stormwater control measures to restore more natural magnitude, duration, timing, frequency and variability of both high and low flows. Such an approach requires a consideration of the appropriate flow and water quality required by the receiving water, and the application of techniques at or near source to meet appropriate flow regime and water quality targets. The ecohydrological approach provides multiple benefits beyond the health of urban streams, including flood mitigation, water supply augmentation, human thermal comfort, and social amenity. There are, however, uncertainties that need to be addressed


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38, no5 [pp. 543-555]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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