Over recent decades, the implementation of stormwater control measures (SCMs) to achieve a more ‘water sensitive’ urban environment and reduce the hydrologic and water quality impacts of urban development has increased across Australia (and overseas). With Australia, biofiltration systems (also called biofilters, bioretention basins, bioretention systems, bioswales and raingardens) are one of the most commonly used SCM given their flexible design, space efficiency and applicability at a variety of scales. But, do biofiltration systems actually work ? Specifically, are biofiltrations likely to provide a sustained, effective stormwater treatment function consistent with their intent ?
In this free webinar, Ocean Protect’s Brad Dalrymple and Michael Wicks will provide a brief (25-minute) review of available lab and field-scale studies of their stormwater treatment performance, assess the ‘transition’ of performance data to the ‘real world’, and outline key recommendations - followed by Q&A with attendees.
This webinar is provided to assist personnel from local government (and other regulatory authorities) and private industry involved in the planning, design, implementation, management and review of biofiltration systems.