WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN
Water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) is a land planning and engineering design approach which integrates the urban water cycle, including stormwater, groundwater and wastewater management and water supply, into urban design to minimise environmental degradation and improve aesthetic and recreational appeal.
MANAGING STORMWATER BETTER with ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
To manage stormwater better, urban drainage systems should mimic natural water cycle processes wherever possible, with the aim of creating water-sensitive cities and communities. Examples of this would be to:
- manage small rainfall events as close to the source as practical,
- to includes vegetation within the urban landscape and also within the drainage management elements;
- to replaces impervious surfaces with pervious surfaces;
- to provides overland flow paths, and
- to retain natural water bodies and natural drainage flow paths.
SPECIALISING IN COMPLETE WATER CYCLE MANAGEMENT With ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
FloodWorks, Lismore Northern NSW, specialises in complete water cycle management from stormwater and waste water generation, to harvesting and reuse. FloodWorks prides itself on practical, hydraulically functional, low capital cost designs that are low maintenance and easy to install. Best of all our designs we complete all designs on time and within budget and have an exceptionally high success rate with development applications.
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A way of integrating the water cycle with the built environment through good planning, WSUD brings all of the elements of the water cycle together.
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