Understanding urban subsurface flow pathways from stormwater infiltration
Grant number: DP170102870 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
This project aims to understand how water (and associated pollutants) move through the urban landscape. Urban stormwater runoff degrades streams, causing erosion, pollution and loss of biodiversity. Stormwater infiltration can reduce runoff volumes and pollutant loads and could restore stream baseflows, lost through creation of impervious areas. In reality, however, the fate of infiltrated stormwater in the urban landscape is unknown. This project is expected to predict where infiltration may damage waterway health, saving money on repairs.
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Infiltration systems are increasingly used to reduce peak flows and mitigate the impacts of stormwater runoff. Despite the benefit..
Where does infiltrated stormwater go? Interactions with vegetation and subsurface anthropogenic features
Jeremie Bonneau, Tim D Fletcher, Justin F Costelloe, Peter J Poelsma, Robert B James, Matthew J Burns
The practice of stormwater infiltration is widely used to reduce the amount of urban stormwater runoff delivered to drainage syste..