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Research Article

Urban Stormwater Runoff: A New Class of Environmental Flow Problem

  • Christopher J. Walsh mail,

    cwalsh@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliation: Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Tim D. Fletcher,

    Affiliations: Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Civil Engineering and Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

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  • Matthew J. Burns

    Affiliation: Department of Civil Engineering and Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: September 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045814

About the Authors

Christopher J. Walsh, Tim D. Fletcher
Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Tim D. Fletcher, Matthew J. Burns
Department of Civil Engineering and Monash Water for Liveability, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: cwalsh@unimelb.edu.au

Competing Interests

The work reported in this manuscript was partly funded by Melbourne Water. Melbourne Water is a corporation owned by the Government of Victoria, with statutory responsibilities for the management of rivers and other waterways of the Melbourne region. They fund “public good” research to further the environmental sustainability of their operations. In the area of sustainable waterway management, both TDF and CJW have, over the last 5 years, undertaking consultancies, sat on advisory committees and provided other unpaid advice to Melbourne Water. Part of the University of Melbourne research fellow position held by CJW is funded by a Melbourne Water research grant. This relationship and funding source does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The authors have no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJW TDF. Performed the experiments: CJW TDF MJB. Analyzed the data: CJW TDF MJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJW TDF MJB. Wrote the paper: CJW TDF MJB.