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National Research Council Report on Urban Stormwater

October 23, 2008

National Research Council Report on Urban Stormwater

The National Research Council, Water Sciences and Technology Board has just released the report "Urban Stormwater Management in the United States." The report is the product of a 2-year process undertaken by a 15-member committee of national experts. The study was commissioned by EPA in 2006 to evaluate the NPDES stormwater program program and make recommendations for improvement of the program. The 513 page report provides a description of the history of stormwater management in the United States; an overview of stormwater regulations and the federal regulatory program; and information on a number of relevant scientific and technological issues such as hydrology, geomorphology, biology, monitoring and modeling. The report also provides a number of significant findings and recommendations on how stormwater management in the United States should be improved to achieve better environmental outcomes.

The study report is available at: www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater

The NRC press release is at: www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12465

 

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