Journal article

Understanding spatiotemporal variability of in-stream water quality in urban environments - A case study of Melbourne, Australia.

Baiqian Shi, Peter M Bach, Anna Lintern, Kefeng Zhang, Rhys A Coleman, Leon Metzeling, David T McCarthy, Ana Deletic

J Environ Manage | Published : 2019

Abstract

To support sustainable urban planning and the design of water pollution mitigation strategies, the spatial and temporal trends of water quality in urban streams needs to be further understood. This study analyses over ten years of surface water quality data from 53 upstream catchments (20 of them predominated by a single type of land use) and two lowland sites across Greater Melbourne, Australia. We evaluated the impact of various catchment characteristics, especially urban land uses, on spatial and temporal urban water quality trends. Here, we focused on common urban pollutants: total suspended solids (TSS), total phosphorous (TP), total nitrogen (TN), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and nickel (Ni)..

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