15. Low Impact Development

  1. Marty D. Matlock and
  2. Robert A. Morgan

Published Online: 15 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch15

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

How to Cite

Matlock, M. D. and Morgan, R. A. (2011) Low Impact Development, in Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470345146

Online ISBN: 9780470949993

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Keywords:

  • low impact development (LID) - evolution of stormwater engineering, for utilizing natural systems;
  • LID, accommodating desired development - ecosystem function preservation;
  • LID approach, using five key components - objective of matching pre-development conditions;
  • low impact development planning techniques - reducing post-development CN;
  • integrated management practices (IMPs) - distributed, multifunctional, small-scale controls, achieving site design water quantity and quality objectives in a cost-effective manner

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrology

  • Initial Steps

  • Minimizing Change to Pre-Development CN

  • Maintaining or Increasing TC

  • Integrated Management Practices

  • Pollution Prevention

  • Hydrologic Analysis

  • Refugia

  • Ecosystem System Services Assessment/Design

  • Summary

  • Further Readings

  • References