The key highlights of the book include an innovative rainfall classification methodology based on stormwater quality to support the planning and design of stormwater treatment systems. Additionally, this book provides a practical approach to effective stormwater treatment design and development of a methodology for rainfall selection to optimize stormwater treatment based on both its quality and quantity. The case study presented in this book evaluates how pollutant buildup on urban surfaces and stormwater runoff quality varies with a range of catchment characteristics based on different rainfall types. The information presented will be of particular interest to practitioners such as stormwater-treatment designers, urban planners and hydrologic and stormwater-quality model developers since the outcomes presented provide practical approaches to and recommendations for urban stormwater-quality improvement. Readers will benefit from a state-of-the-art critical review of literature on urban stormwater quality, an in-depth discussion on stormwater-quality processes providing guidance for engineering practice such as stormwater treatment design and model development, a comprehensive overview on the application of multivariate data analysis techniques and a paradigm of the integrated use of commercial models and mathematical equations to undertake a comprehensive, urban stormwater-quality investigation.
An Liu is a post-doctoral research fellow in Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. She received Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Science from Wuhan University and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Queensland University of Technology in 2011. Her research interests include urban stormwater quality, hydrologic modeling, stormwater treatment design and Low Impact Development (LID). Ashantha Goonetilleke is Professor in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology with over 30 years experience. His areas of research interest include, water pollution and mitigation, water supply security, water infrastructure resilience, conservation and sustainability, climate change adaptation strategies in relation to water resources management and protection of human and ecosystem health, Quantitative Chemical Risk Assessment in the context of water pollution, water and wastewater treatment and water reuse and recycling. Prasanna Egodawatta is a Senior Lecturer in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology. He received the PhD from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. He has over a decade of experience in both industry and academia in water and environmental engineering fields. The main foci of his current research are urban hydrology, stormwater quality and water and environmental systems modeling. Dr Egodawatta has published extensively in environmental science and environmental engineering fields with key focus on stormwater quantity and quality modeling.