Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)

Type: 
Climate Programs
Disaster Resources
Year Published: 
2022
Organization: 
EPA
Description: 

SWMM-CAT allows users to evaluate climate change impacts on stormwater runoff volume and quality, and to explore how the application of various low-impact development (LID) options can be used to alter these hydrological parameters. SWMM provides a spatial and temporal analysis of runoff quality and quantity by dividing basins into multiple sub-catchment areas and analyzing runoff at different time steps. It covers a variety of different drivers that can cause runoff in urban areas, including rainfall, snowmelt, and groundwater percolation, among others, and also allows for mapping and modeling of different sub-catchment drainage system components, including pipes, channels, diversion structures, storage and treatment facilities, and natural channels.

Category: 
climate change, storm water management, hydrology, spatial analysis, temporal analysis, runoff

Geography:

Contact Information: 
Contact: Michelle Simon Phone: 513-569-7469 Email: simon.michelle@epa.gov Mailing Address: U.S. EPA Research Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) Mail Code: 689 26 W. Martin Luther King Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45268