1st Edition

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design

Edited By Robert L. France Copyright 2002
    699 Pages
    by CRC Press

    724 Pages 392 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and describes new interpretations of water management. This text pushes the frontiers of standard water management in new directions, challenging readers into abandoning the comfortable safety of conducting business-as-usual within narrow disciplinary confines, and instead directing views outward to the exciting and incompletely mapped regions of true interdisciplinary water sensitive planning and design.

    With contributions from renowned practitioners, Part I provides seventeen chapters addressing the subject of site-specific water sensitive design and Part II presents another seventeen chapters focusing on issues relating to the water sensitive planning of riparian buffers and watersheds. In addition, Professor France has provided a "Response" to accompany each chapter, which succinctly underscores the salient features in more detail and emphasizes cross-linking to other chapters in the book. The "Overview" provides a brief road-map to navigate through the section. Finally, the discussion summaries at the end of each section elaborate on past problems, current challenges, and future directions. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design puts forward the very best of modern water sensitive planning and design and should be required reading for everyone involved in this dynamic and crucial field.

    WATER SENSITIVE DESIGN. Stormwater Management and Stormwater Restoration. Successful Stormwater Management Ponds. Open Spaces and Impervious Surfaces. Post-Industrial Watersheds. Low Impact Development. Watergardens as Stormwater Infrastructure. Retaining Water. A Productive Stormwater Park. A Stormwater Wetland Becomes a Nature Park. Wetlands-Based Indirect Potable Reuse Project. Restoring Urban Wetland – Pond Systems. Water Connections. Constructed Wetlands and Stormwater Management at the Northern Water Feature. Principles and Applications of Wetland Park Creation. Applications of Low Impact Development Techniques. Restoring and Protecting a Small Urban Lake. Integrated Ecology, Geomorphology, and Bioengineering for Watershed-friendly Design. WATER SENSITIVE PLANNING. Shoreline Buffers. River Restoration Planning. Greenways as Green Infrastructure in the New Millennium. Natural Resource Stewardship Planning. Treating Rivers as Systems to Meet Multiple Objectives. What Progress Has Been Made in the Remedial Action Plan Program After Ten Years of Effort? Watershed Management Plans. Watershed Assessment Planning Process Assessment. Urban Watershed Management. Modeling a Soil Moisture Spatial Index Using GIS in a Developing Country Context. The Design of Regions. GIS Watershed. The Effect of Spatial Location in Lake-Water Interactions. Spatial Investigation of Applying Timber Management Guidelines. Aquifer Management Recharge Model. Factors Influencing Sediment Transport From Logging Roads near Boreal Trout Lakes. Limnology, Plumbing and Planning.


    Robert L. France