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Redeveloping Stormwater Management in Maricopa County, Arizona: Exploring the Establishment of a Regional Authority

Abstract The current practice of municipal stormwater management in the United States has failed to effectively reduce the amount of pollutants discharged into surface waters. Water impairment as a result of polluted stormwater runoff from urbanized areas remains a significant concern despite federally mandated efforts to reduce the impact of these discharges. To begin addressing these shortfalls the Environmental Protection Agency contracted the National Research Council to investigate the extent of the stormwater program and to identify areas that require improvement in order to more effectively implement the program. Their findings indicated widespread, foundational flaws with the stormwater regulatory structure and proposed new permitting guidel... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Nymeyer, Matt (Author) / Olson, Larry W. (Advisor) / Edwards, David A (Committee member) / Hild, Nicholas R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental management / Management / Regional Authority / Stormwater
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 131 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.Tech Technology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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