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Title: Review of the Use of stormwater BMPs in Europe 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Daywater Consortium, 2003, Review of the Use of stormwater BMPs in Europe, Deliverable N°: WP5 / T5.1 / D5.1 
Author 1/Producer: Daywater Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/D5-1.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Short description: This report represents a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge on the use and performance of BMPs for stormwater treatment and control. It has been prepared as part of the EC funded DayWater project through contributions provided by several partners based on both their extensive knowledge and specific expertise of stormwater BMPs. An emphasis has been placed on the design, operation, maintenance and costing of stormwater BMPs, with particular regard to country specific factors. The accepted use of these systems varies with a wide range of structural and non- structural BMPs being employed in northern and temperate European countries for stormwater control, whereas their applicability is less well developed in southern European countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. An exception to this is street cleaning, which appears to be a common practice throughout Europe. There also appear to be patterns or trends in the types of BMPs preferred within various countries, with for example, rainwater harvesting being a popular stormwater BMP in France and Germany, but practised to a lesser extent in other European countries. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006