Registered LAs and ISA certified arborists
This article is about the different methods of stormwater management that employ ‘green infrastructure’. It starts with a general discussion of the issues involved with stormwater runoff related to soils, infiltration, erosion and interception. Specific information is given with regard to runoff rates and the advantages of using trees and other vegetation to intercept and sequester stormwater through absorption and evapotranspiration. The following methods are defined and discussed: Rainwater Recycling, Bioretention, Bioswales, Rain Gardens, Infiltration Trenches and Phytoremediation. These are followed by a discussion of Storm Risk Management planning.
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. The reader will understand the basic issues involving stormwater drainage
2. Landscape architects will learn the definitions and differences between six methods of stormwater management in the landscape.
3. Specifications for the different methods will be learned along with soil descriptions and maintenance procedures.
4. Landscape architects will better understand how to help their clients in Storm Risk Management Planning
Edited by Len Phillips with sources cited.
Course # GCE: 6-1407