Passive irrigation system turns cities into ‘green sponges’

A South Australian startup is providing water-sensitive urban design solutions for local councils with a system designed to capture stormwater runoff using recycled wheelie bins. A water sector conference in South Australia last week heard the company’s Treenet inlets replicate natural watershed functions to turn cities into ‘green sponges’, rather than directing precious water away […]

Cool way to keep streets green by national tribune

Flinders University researchers Xanthia Gleeson and Associate Professor Huade Guan use a handheld camera to test tree health at Thurles Park, St Marys where stormwater soakage trenches and TREENET Inlets capture water.Reports of tree canopy coverage dwindling in Australia’s suburbs raise pressure on local government and other authorities’ efforts to improve the health of urban […]