White Papers

StormOps is dedicated to the research and development of new technologies and innovations in support of our commitment to design more effective water management. The following white papers exemplify our continuous efforts to educate others on the importance of this initiative.

IDEAL Article SW Magazine
An article in the September 2003 issue of Stormwater Magazine discussing the Greenville County, SC version of the IDEAL model.

IDEAL Dry Detention Pond Validation
A June 2005 report by James Riddle, PE of Woolpert of a dry detention pond monitoring study used to validate the algorithm in the IDEAL model.

Modeling Impacts of Post Development Water Quality BMPs
A white paper by primary authors Dr. Bill Barfield and Dr. John Hayes presented at the 2008 International Conference of Science and Information Technologies for Sustainable Management of Aquatic Ecosystems in Concepcion, Chile discussing the IDEAL model and how it can be used to analyze the effectiveness of post-construction BMPs.

Model LID Treatment Trains IDEAL Part 2
A white paper by Dr. Bill Barfield and Dr. John Hayes discussing how the IDEAL model can be used to model a series of water quality treatment BMPs in various climates.

An article published on August 19, 2022 on Stormwater Solutions discussing how Greenville County streamlined their stormwater regulatory approach using the IDEAL model.