A Key to Water Sensitive Cities Right under Our Feet. Seminar 2010

January 13, 2010

Seminar info

Tree Logic is planning to bring Bruce Ferguson leading world expert on porous paving, to Australia during May/June this year. The series of seminars will address the use of porous pavements as well as issues of incorporating vegetation into urban water management systems.  Local experts, including case studies, will compliment the international knowledge provided by Dr. Ferguson.

“Pavements are the most ubiquitous structures built by man. They occupy twice the area of buildings. Two-thirds of all the rain that falls on potentially impervious surfaces in urban watersheds is falling on pavement,” says Bruce Ferguson, professor and director of the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia in Athens.

“Porous pavements are one tool that can be incorporated into the development of water sensitive cities and urban water management” says Stephen Frank from Tree Logic. “That’s why we want to explore these opportunities with world experts” he said.

Dr. Bruce Ferguson’s ‘Porous Pavements’ is the product of eight years of research and is the first comprehensive review of porous pavement technology and applications. If used properly, porous pavements can facilitate biodegradation of the oils from vehicles, help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater, allow tree roots access to air and water, and reduce total runoff, including the magnitude and frequency of flash flooding.

Who should attend?

If you are involved in civil engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, or horticultural management, then you should pencil this event into your 2010 diaries and calendars.
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