This guide is intended for designers, engineers, agencies, and others in the Pacific and Caribbean islands who are familiar with stormwater concepts and interested in alternatives to ponding basins and detention ponds for managing stormwater. This guide is for those of you seeking to apply a Low Impact Development (LID) approach to improve water quality treatment, rainwater reuse, and recharge to better protect paradise. We assume you already understand watershed hydrology, the impacts of impervious cover on receiving waters, and the basic best management practices (BMPs) used for stormwater management state-side. This guide is intended to inspire you to advance the application of LID practices in Hawaii, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico by showing you that it has been done before, and by outlining the steps you can take to be successful.
Citation: Horsley Witten Group and Center for Watershed Protection Inc. (2014). Stormwater management in Pacific and Caribbean Islands: A practitioner's guide to implementing LID. prepared for NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. 186 pp.
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