Fully Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management: Progress and Obstacles to Implementation in California

Fully permeable pavements capture stormwater and infiltrate it into the ground and/or hold it until discharging into stormwater conveyance. In either case, they offer benefits in terms of reducing or eliminating the need for stormwater conveyance infrastructure, capturing pollutants, and potentially reducing air temperatures around them. This paper reviews recent advances in structural design, materials and hydraulic design that have filled many of the gaps in permeable pavement technology. The paper then presents the results of a recent survey in California, with some additional out of state responders, regarding awareness of permeable pavements and obstacles to their implementation. Finally, the paper presents recommendations for filling remaining gaps and overcoming obstacles to implementation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 125-136
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017: Pavement Innovation and Sustainability

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480946
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:34PM