Chapter 7. Managing Urban Runoff

  1. Robert C. Ferrier2 and
  2. Alan Jenkins3
  1. J. Bryan Ellis

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch7

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Ellis, J. B. (2009) Managing Urban Runoff, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 3

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. Urban Pollution Research Centre, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • managing urban runoff;
  • urban flow regime;
  • flow and quality sources and pathways;
  • recurrence interval and exceedance probability;
  • urban runoff pollutants;
  • US Nationwide Urban Runoff Program (NURP) data;
  • average event mean concentration (EMC) value;
  • biochemical oxygen demand (BOD);
  • calculating CSO design flows;
  • integrated urban drainage management (IUDM)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Current Solutions

  • Insights and Implications

  • Future Research Requirements

  • References