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An economic input-output analysis for urban stormwater quality planning

Tsanis Giannis, Kanaroglou, Pavlos, W. P. Anderson , P. Xu

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Year 1994
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation P. Xu, I. K. Tsanis, W. P. Anderson, P. Kanaroglou " An economic input-output analysis for urban stormwater quality planning," Water Res. Manag. , vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 155-170 ,June 1994.doi:10.1007/BF00872434
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A new approach using input-output techniques is proposed for the analysis of urban stormwater pollution caused by urban land development. The input-output model provides projections of sectoral outputs within an urban region. By defining land as an input to production, these output projections may be translated into projections of commercial and industrial land development. Furthermore, the ‘closed’ version of the input-output model is used to project residential land development as a function of projected wage income. The pollutant generation in urban stormwater is related to the quantity of each category of land development by a pollutant coefficient matrix. Thus, the model can be used to predict the impact of various economic growth scenarios on pollution loadings in runoff water. This will help planners in assessing the environmental costs of various scenarios, and in preparing for remedial actions. A numerical example is provided to illustrate the applications of the model.