Catchment-scale stormwater management via economic incentives – An overview and lessons-learned

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Edited by: Baden Robert MyersSimon BeechamTerry Lucke, and Floris Boogaard

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Abstract

Long-term field studies of the effectiveness and sustainability of decentralized stormwater management are rare. From 2005-2011, we tested an incentive-based approach to citizen participation in stormwater management in the Shepherd Creek catchment, located in Cincinnati, OH, USA. Hydrologic, biological, and water quality data were characterized in a baseline monitoring effort 2005- 2007. Reverse auctions held successively in 2007 and 2008 engaged citizens to voluntarily bid on stormwater control measures (SCMs); and successful bids led to implementation of SCMs, which led to an enhancement of catchment detention capacity. We tested for attributes of sustainability (coconsideration of social, economic, and environmental (hydrologic, soils, aquatic biology) aspects), and summarize lessons-learned. Our results and outcomes provide a basis for planning future field studies that more fully determine the effectiveness of stormwater management in terms of sustainability.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Catchment-scale stormwater management via economic incentives – An overview and lessons-learned
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Graie
Publisher location Lyon, France
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Novatech 2013: international conference on strategies and solutions for integrated and sustainable water management in the city Lyon, France
Conference Title Novatech 2013: international conference on strategies and solutions for integrated and sustainable water management in the city Lyon, France
Conference Location Lyon, France
Conference Date June 23-27, 2013
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
City Cincinnati
Other Geospatial Shepherd Creek