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Road Runoff & Drainage: Environmental Impacts and Management
  • Publication no: AP-R180-01
  • ISBN: 0 85588 573 4
  • Published: 1 January 2001
This manual explores the impact of road runoff and drainage on aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity. Road Runoff and Drainage aims to assist road infrastructure planners, designers, environmental officers and project managers in achieving improvements in road drainage management, and at the same time maintaining biodiversity. The information relates to protection of habitat areas along the road reserve and in adjacent ecosystems, notably the biodiversity dependent on habitat quality in receiving waterways. In simple terms, road runoff and drainage has the potential to impact aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems through changes to water quality, water quantity, and water flowpath. This manual has four principle objectives: to identify and quantify the potential impacts of runoff and road drainage on ecosystems; to identify the source of those impacts; to identify remedial measures and best practice approaches to reduce impacts; and; to identify priority areas requiring further research and understanding. Road Runoff and Drainage highlights a wide range of drainage-related environmental issues and provides direction for where more information can be found on particular subject areas.
  • AP-R180/00 ROAD RUNOFF & DRAINAGE: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
  • Executive Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Purpose of this Manual
  • Structure and Scope of this Manual
  • PART I - BIODIVERSITY AND ROAD DRAINAGE ISSUES
  • PART II - A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS OF DRAINAGE ON ECOSYSTEMS
  • PART III - APPLICATIONS OF IMPROVED DRAINAGE MANAGEMENT