The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Hydrology

The interdisciplinary Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™), a collaboration between ASLA, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and other entities, provides a resource page that highlights the importance of hydrology for sustainable site design, construction and management practices:  “Rather than getting rid of stormwater as quickly as possible, a sustainable approach to stormwater management involves finding ways to harvest it on site, using it for irrigation, ornamental water features, and groundwater recharge. As the value of water is recognized, the value of natural systems to store, clean, and distribute available fresh water must also be recognized.  Technology exists to integrate systems that mimic nature’s capacity to store, filter, and clean water.”  For more information visit the Sustainable Sites Initiative– hydrology page HERE.

Text excerpt credit: Sustainable Sites Initiative™

Image credit: Sustainable Sites Initiative™

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