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Başak Kılıç Taşeli

Giresun University

Dr. Başak Kılıç Taşel obtained her Ph.D. in environmental sciences at Middle East Technical University. She has 28 years of experience in environmental management, waste prevention, and renewable energies. She has more than 25 years of experience working in national/international environmental projects on water quality monitoring, conservation of specially protected areas, and Turkish Grand National Assembly Research and Investigation Commission Reports on various environmental pollution issues.


Stormwater Modeling Green Stormwater Solutions Stormwater Runoff Municipal Stormwater Management Permeable Pavements Bioretention Cells Vegetative Swales Infiltration Trenches Green Roofs Rainwater Harvesting Stormwater Quality Index Indus

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Stormwater is defined as rainwater or melted snow runoff from streets, lawns, and other areas. When rainstorm water is absorbed into the soil, it is filtered and eventually replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. Runoff carries sediments, nutrients, or other pollutants into water sources that degrade water quality, threaten drinking water supplies and complicate water treatment processes. When drought concentrates pollutants, it can further limit dilution, making worse conditions. In order to prevent the problems caused by inefficient rainwater management systems, green infrastructure applications that mimic natural habitats, absorb excess water, and help protect water while preserving water quality have gained importance in recent years. Examples of green infrastructure applications are permeable pavements, rain gardens, bio-retention cells (or bioswales), vegetative swales, infiltration trenches, green roofs, planter boxes, rainwater harvesting (rain barrels or cisterns), rooftop (downspout) disconnection, and urban tree canopies.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of urban and rural area stormwater management, green Infrastructure practices, green stormwater solutions, benefits of green stormwater infrastructures, stormwater as a pollutant, and climate adaptation to stormwater runoff.

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Date completed: September 2nd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 30th 2021

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Review results due: February 17th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 18th 2022

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Başak Kılıç Taşeli

Giresun University

Dr. Başak Kiliç Taşeli is a professor in the Environmental Engineering Department at Giresun University, Turkey. She is an expert with 28 years of experience in environmental management, waste prevention, renewable energies, and zero waste. She is an environmental engineer and completed her MSc in soil pollution due to thermal power plants and her PhD in environmental sciences-biodegradation of toxic organic compounds at Middle East Technical University. She teaches graduate-level sustainability courses concerning environment, energy and sustainability; biofuels; biomass conversion systems; biogas production and usage; and sustainable operation of treatment plants. She also teaches undergraduate-level courses covering topics such as water supply; wastewater disposal; environmental and engineering ethics; environmental ecology; sludge treatment; unit operations; and industrial wastewater treatment. She has more than 25 years of experience working in national/international environmental projects on water quality monitoring and conservation of specially protected areas, design and operation of wastewater treatment plants, environmental impact assessment, management plans, carrying capacity, and Turkish Grand National Assembly Research and Investigation Commission Reports on various environmental pollution issues. Dr. Taşeli has excellent knowledge of zero waste, ecological sanitation, and greenhouse gas emissions calculations. Additionally, she has strong knowledge of climate change–greenhouse gas emissions relationships, horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland’s greenhouse gas emission calculations, and wastewater treatment plant’s sustainability and their effect on climate change, as well as strong knowledge of international environmental standards (ISO 14001, EMAS). Finally, she has 10 years of experience working in EU-funded Erasmus + projects as promoter and partner.

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