Project Highlights

WEFTEC 2013, Chicago, Il.

Rain gardens are critical infrastructure for sustainable stormwater and rainwater management in developed and developing areas. They filter pollutants from runoff and effectively disconnect impervious surface runoff from the storm sewers network for frequently occurring rainfall events. However, improper design and implementation of rain gardens has resulted in many gardens not reaching their full potential or failing all together.

This paper and presentation provide insights on rain garden design and implementation based on the accumulated experience in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia (BC) over the past decade. They can be viewed by clicking the links in the Project Resources above.