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Two important WSUD lessons from New Zealand

Two important WSUD lessons from New Zealand

Hello there!

Today, more from WSUD in New Zealand. Specifically, two important observations. The first has to do with how vertical drops in public spaces are treated in New Zealand. The second relates to how and why their stormwater policy's appear to be incentivising a far wider array of WSUD approaches than Australia's policy is.

Cheers

Jack

When it's raining we learn

When it's raining we learn

Hi,

The broad premise of this episode is very simple.

We work in stormwater. We can learn things about stormwater assets in the dry. There are some things we can only learn in the wet… you know… when the system is actually working…

This video was filmed on the spur of the moment. I was out at an asset. It started raining. Shortly after (clearly the catchment has a quick response time) lots of water starting flowing into the asset. I started recording in an attempt to demonstrate what you can learn if you’re lucky enough to be inspecting an asset while it’s raining.

Cheers

 

Jack

Going crazy and following the clues

Going crazy and following the clues

So this episode is a little silly. We do get that video cameras require light to work, although you wouldn’t guess it from this video…

But, the point is valid. Following the clues that nature throughs out is the best way to learn about natural systems. Even in the dark. In a random park. With a giant lizard sculpture. The sculpture is awesome.

On a serious note. We mention some flush kerbing in the video. Here is a photo of it. In the day time!

Cheers

Jack

An unexpected bioretention lesson

An unexpected bioretention lesson

Hi there,

Sometimes I think the most important lessons sneak up on us. When I filmed this episode I thought that I was simply filming a quick episode about Gahnia in bioretention to follow up my earlier episode about it, but it was the conversation I had a minute later that taught me a good lesson about not assuming things…

Cheers

Jack Mullaly