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Turn Your Lawn into a Productive Garden
Landscaping
Tuesday May 2 2017

Turn Your Lawn into a Productive Garden

With increasing urbanisation, landscaped areas are dwindling with more and more hardstand being added to the spreading concrete jungles. Walk down most inner Sydney suburbs and...

Sydney’s Stormwater Treatment Dilemma
Environment
Friday March 3 2017

Sydney’s Stormwater Treatment Dilemma

Development in Sydney is booming and has been for a while. Civil and environmental engineers typically have the opportunity to see a large number of designs...

Water Sensitive Urban Design: Success or Failure?
Landscaping
Wednesday November 30 2016

Water Sensitive Urban Design: Success or Failure?

Whether water sensitive urban design is a soaring success or an abject failure depends who you ask - or perhaps where you work.

Stormwater Management: The Last Frontier
Landscaping
Monday November 28 2016

Stormwater Management: The Last Frontier

As the driest inhabited continent, Australia has pioneered the best practices when it comes to management of water.

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management
Infrastructure
Tuesday November 1 2016

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management

Prior to the 1990s, engineering approaches to stormwater management were simple: gather as much of it as possible and send it down pipes, into drains and...

Exploring Low Impact Stormwater Management
Business
Monday May 9 2016

Exploring Low Impact Stormwater Management

Stormwater has traditionally been collected by storm sewer networks and conveyed to downstream centralized permanent pool stormwater management (SWM) ponds.

Cities Are Landscapes Too
Urban Planning
Monday April 25 2016

Cities Are Landscapes Too

Cities need effective water management and (urban) forests help clean and regulate water.

Construction’s Role in Keeping Our Oceans Cleaner
Green
Friday February 26 2016

Construction’s Role in Keeping Our Oceans Cleaner

Up until the 1970s, there were few controls over water quality entering marine ecosystems.

Australia Takes the Lead in Urban Stormwater Management
Environment
Friday November 6 2015

Australia Takes the Lead in Urban Stormwater Management

An international team of engineers from California and Melbourne are investigating methods for optimizing urban rainfall management by emulating the behaviour of water in natural ecosystems,...