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Sustainable Stormwater Management: A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design

By Tom Liptan

With J. David Santen, Jr.

Nature devises ingenious systems for the management and delivery of water in all its phases. No additional infrastructure is required—the water systems are in place, naturally. But once the natural environment has been disrupted by human development, stormwater becomes an issue that requires intervention and ongoing management. Sustainable Stormwater Management, by leading expert Tom Liptan, provides landscape students and professionals with a green approach to landscape design. The hardworking book includes comprehensive information on how to design, install, and maintain a landscape for sustainable stormwater management. It addresses stormwater in the urban environment, relevant environmental and economic policies, and shares case studies of exemplary projects from around the world.

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Tom Liptan

Tom Liptan is a registered landscape architect in Oregon and was the ecoroof technical manager in the sustainable stormwater division of the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services prior to his retirement. He has researched and developed numerous vegetated approaches (green infrastructure) for rain/stormwater management and has designed, monitored, and maintained many projects, including numerous ecoroofs. His garage ecoroof was the first specifically built (1996) to test rain management in the United States. Tom has also influenced and helped shape city policy and code modifications. His work is recognized internationally.

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