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  The Historical Development of Wet-Weather Flow Management (23 pp, 236 KB) (EPA/600/JA-99/275) 1999

The management of wet-weather flow (WWF) is necessary to maintain the quality of urban water resources. Throughout history, strategies have been implemented to control WWF for many reasons, e.g., flood and water quality control, aesthetic improvement, and waste removal.

A comprehensive literature review was conducted to identify past strategies and to revisit the historical development of WWF management. Understanding these strategies and the development of these systems will help current and future generations in their WWF management efforts.

This paper summarizes the historical literature review, highlighting the development of wet-weather flow (WWF) management from ancient times to the present. The relationship between past development, the current state, and the future of WWF management is addressed by identifying several lessons learned.


Chi-Yuan Fan

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