Title: Decision-making processes in the context of urban stormawater source control management within European countries: DayWater project 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Förster, M. et al. (2004) Decision-making processes in the context of urban stormawater source control management within European countries: DayWater project. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECISION MAKING IN URBAN AND CIVIL ENGINEERING 
Author 1/Producer: Förster, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Thévenot, D., Geldof, G, Svensson, G, Mikkelsen, P.-S., Revitt, M., Aftias, E., Krejcik, J., Sieker, H., Legret, M. & Viklander, M. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/Publications ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Short description: Structural and non-structural “Best Management Practices” (BMPs) in the field of stormwater source control are not equally distributed throughout Europe. The DayWater project aims to encourage the use of urban stormwater pollution source control measures by building a prototype of a relevant adaptive decision support system (ADSS). A major characteristic of the ADSS is its adaptability to internal (e.g. variety of stakeholder viewpoint and knowledge, urban political constraints) and external (e.g. spatial scale, rain/snow patterns) conditions of the decision-making procedure. The DayWater project focuses on stormwater which is treated locally in urban areas using various structural source control techniques such as detention and re-use, swales and soakaways, catch-basins, wetlands, ponds, porous paving etc. or nonstructural methods as public regulations (e.g. stormwater related taxes) or private actions (e.g. street sweeping). Runoff water management operations such as stormwater source control, encounter acceptance difficulties because of their numerous interactions with urban life and developmental issues. These aspects demonstrate the necessity of heterogeneous data collection and a complex decision-making processes involving numerous stakeholders (urban and civil engineering, as well as environmental associations etc). 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
 
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