Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

Selecting the best-suited model to support stormwater projects can be complicated. Today’s water quality managers must not only be able to predict peak flow rates, runoff volumes, and receiving water quality, they must also navigate stringent regulatory requirements and varying levels of resources.

Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling provides straightforward guidance on a broad spectrum of modeling tools and their capabilities. Its contents offer past, present, and future perspectives of stormwater quality modeling, and outline criteria for selecting the appropriate model based on project or task.

Complete with detailed examples of stormwater, watershed, and receiving water quality models, this up-to-date resource is an essential tool for those engaged in the planning and design of urban stormwater management plans, watershed implementation plans, or other water quality management plans.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction/How to Use the Manual

Chapter 2: History of Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

Chapter 3: Evolution of Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

Chapter 4: Today’s Models

Chapter 5: Model Selection

Chapter 6: Models of the Future

Chapter 7: Examples of Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Models

Here's what Readers are saying about Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling

“This manual is an excellent publication for providing the water industry professionals knowledge of modeling urban stormwater quality and receiving water quality. This manual discusses the regulation and management of water environment, model selection, and models of the future. As the Water Environment Federation Watershed Management Committee Chair, I recommend this publication to be considered as the textbook and/or reference of watershed management.”

Chein-Chi Chang, Ph.D., P.E.


Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling is a timely WEF Special Publication aimed at industry users with solid knowledge of the theory supporting water quantity and quality modeling. The publication is a major revamp of documents that were commonly referenced in the industry despite being over 20 years old. The new publication updates this information and aligns it with commonplace technology like green infrastructure, GIS, graphical user interfaces, and links to online databases. The final chapter summarizes all the models discussed in the publication. In summary, this is a practical reference that compiles existing models, their capabilities, and guidance to assist in model selection.” 

Dan Medina, Ph.D., P.E.

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