Integrated solutions for urban runoff pollution control in Brazilian metropolitan regions.

@article{Morihama2012IntegratedSF,
  title={Integrated solutions for urban runoff pollution control in Brazilian metropolitan regions.},
  author={A. C. D. Morihama and Carolina Amaro and Eiichiro Tominaga and L F O L Yazaki and Marinalda C. Pereira and Marcelo Franco Porto and P Mukai and Rosa Lucci},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={704-11}
}
One of the most important causes for poor water quality in urban rivers in Brazil is the low collection efficiency of the sewer system due to unforeseen interconnections with the stormwater drainage system. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Brazilian cities have adopted separate systems for sanitary sewers and stormwater runoff. Gradually these two systems became interconnected. A major challenge faced today by water managers in Brazil is to find efficient and low cost solutions to deal… CONTINUE READING