Title: A European project (DayWater) investigating the integration of stormwater source control into sustainable urban water management strategies 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues, Vol. 4 (2), 37-41 
Author 1/Producer: Scholes, L.N.L. 
Other Authors/Producers: Revitt, D.M., Ellis, J.B. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Middlesex University 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.mdx.ac.uk/hssc/research/docs/vol4_no2.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: The rapid expansion of urban areas across many parts of Europe has placed increasing importance on the effective management of stormwater. The traditional approach of directly draining stormwater flows to the nearest watercourse is no longer considered to be the optimal solution as it ignores the potential impact of stormwater discharges on receiving waters and also places great demands on the drainage system. This has led to the need for a new approach to urban stormwater management (USWM) and increasing interest has been shown in the use of best management practices (BMPs) as a sustainable solution for stormwater control. There are many different types of stormwater BMPs and there exists a clear need for a methodology to enable end-users to select the most appropriate stormwater BMP for their catchment area. DayWater is a three-year EU funded programme bringing together urban hydrologists, computer software developers and end-users from across Europe to jointly address this issue. The key goal of DayWater is to develop an adaptive decision support system (ADSS) that will assist end-users throughout Europe to use catchment-specific information to make the best decisions with regard to stormwater management. Development of the ADSS will involve a risk assessment of stormwater management projects, analysis of the performance of BMPs under varying European conditions, development of an urban sources and flux model and an assessment of how stormwater management interacts with other urban processes and policies. This paper introduces the members of the DayWater consortium, describes the various components of the ADSS and how they will be developed and concludes with an update on the progress made since the project commenced in December 2002. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
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