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Too much sediment to work right

Too much sediment to work right

Hi everyone,

In today’s episode. A bioretention system with a heap of fine sediment on the surface and yet it still drains quicker than the nearby sediment basins.

See this asset on The WSUD Map @ ID B01536.

Cheers

Jack

Front of mind - Less pollution than expected

Front of mind - Less pollution than expected

Hi there,

Welcome to the very first episode of Front of Mind, the series where we grab a guest (or two!) from our broader stormwater and water sensitive urban design industry to discuss the topics that are interestering, puzzling or fascinating them at the moment.

Today we're joined by Darren Drapper and Andy Hornbuckle to discuss their recently released journal article that shows residential and industrial areas in South East Queensland generating less stormwater pollution than previously thought. This paper has the potential to be a game changer for stormwater management. At the very least it highlights how much we still don't know about stormwater pollution.

Cheers

Jack

Fine balance

Fine balance

Hi there,

Today's episode is in response to a viewer question. After watching episode 97 - the only use for coarse sediment forebays, Kristina asked "do you have any good examples when it comes to the finer sediment and maintenace?"

Kristina's question prompted me to go back a research a topic that I had been interested in for a while. In the process I learnt something very interesting. It might just have connected a few topics and ideas together in my head... perhaps... take this episode with a grain of salt as these ideas are very newly formed!

Cheers

Jack

The only use for coarse sediment forebays

The only use for coarse sediment forebays

Hi everyone,

Look. I think this has to end. Building giant big concrete sediment forebays on the front of bioretention systems make no sense!

… to me anyway…

… others would disagree!

Cheers

Jack

How bioretention treats sediment

How bioretention treats sediment

Hi everyone,

Today we have the first episode in a series looking at how bioretention systems treat different pollutants. These episodes aren’t going to go too sciency. Instead they are a practical introduction to bioretention and how it treats pollution. Today we’re interested in sediment. You can find the rest of the series here:

Cheers

Jack