Whatever remains, no matter how improbable


Hi everyone,

This episode is inspired by one of Alan Hoban's presentations at the 2017 IECA and Stormwater Queensland Conference. Alan delved into research that shows that raingardens 'loose' far more water than MUSIC (yep, that tool used so regularly in Australia) predicts. In this episode we explain why this is a potential game changer for how we think about how raingardens work.

The research referred to is as follows:

  • Hunt, W., et al. (2006). "Evaluating Bioretention Hydrology and Nutrient Removal at Three Field Sites in North Carolina." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 132(6): 600-608.

  • Lucke, T. and P. W. B. Nichols (2015). "The pollution removal and stormwater reduction performance of street-side bioretention basins after ten years in operation." Science of The Total Environment 536: 784-792.

  • McKenzie-McHarg, A., et al. (2008). Stormwater gardens to improve urban stormwater quality in Brisbane.

  • Parker, N. (2010). Assessing the effectiveness of water sensitive urban design in South East Queensland. Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology. Master of Engineering: 235.