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Wet Weather Flows Research


The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) prepared a research plan focused on wet weather to support the research questions and needs of EPA's Office of Water (OW). The Risk Management Research Plan for Wet Weather Flows addresses the effects of wet weather, exposure and risk assessment, and presents information on what is known in these areas. It emphasizes developing better risk-management decision support tools and wet weather flow control technologies, both end-of-the-pipe and upstream pollution prevention/nonstructural approaches.

The research plan has two parts: strategic research directions and specific projects. The first part has five research areas: characterization and problem assessment, watershed management, toxic substance impacts and control, control technologies and infrastructure improvement. The second part identifies active and proposed projects supporting each research area and a sixth section, research assistance, that covers all other activities. Funding levels are shown in Part II and in Appendix B.


Risk Management Research Plan for Wet Weather Flows (1996)

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