International Federation of Landscape Architects
The Key to Being Storm-Proof: Control Storm-water Runoff
When a hard rain hits hard surfaces, such as dry, clay soil or pavement, it quickly runs off to where it may cause harm. To make matters worse, without significant vegetation or porous surfaces to sink into rain sweeps across yards and streets and carries pesticides and sediment into the water system. Urban storm-water runoff is the leading contributor of water resource pollution. An...