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York University
Environmental Studies
ENVS 1200
Anders Sandberg

ENVS 1200 Lecture 6 10/17/2013 10:21:00 AM Campus tour Thursday next week Storm water management: Stories about storm water management  Natural water cycle  The engineered water cycle  The conserver water cycle Natural Water cycle- cycles that exists in non-human nature (w/o interference)  Run-offs do not affect the cycle The engineered water cycle: the urban wet weather flows  Catch basins, storm water point sources, etc.  Combined sanitary and storm sewers Advantages:  1) provides land for development (by burying storm sewers)  2) Provides efficient and predictable disposal of storm water  3) Provides relatively easy engineered solutions to storm water management, solutions that can be applied anywhere o civil engineering Disadvantages:  1) May not be able to accommodate the larger and more frequent rainfalls that are likely to result from climate change  2) Very c
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