Journal article

Stormwater management impacts of small urbanising towns: The necessity of investigating the 'devil in the detail'.

Spencer Browne, Anna Lintern, Behzad Jamali, João P Leitão, Peter M Bach

Sci Total Environ | Published : 2021

Abstract

In many parts of the world, small towns are experiencing high levels of population growth and development. However, there is little understanding of how urban growth in these regional towns will impact urban runoff. We used the case study of Wangaratta, located in South-East Australia, between 2006 and 2016, to investigate land cover changes and their impacts on urban runoff discharge. Detailed spatio-temporal analysis (including neighbourhood composition analysis and supervised classification of aerial imagery) identified that population, land use and land cover changes in Wangaratta, although subtle, were mostly driven by residential growth in the outskirts of the town, where there were la..

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