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
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?
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
As the driest inhabited continent, Australia has pioneered the best practices when it comes to management of water.
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
Stormwater has traditionally been collected by storm sewer networks and conveyed to downstream centralized permanent pool stormwater management (SWM) ponds.
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
Up until the 1970s, there were few controls over water quality entering marine ecosystems.
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,...