On-site engineering of landscape architects: rainwater management and control

The classification, control and management of stormwater runoff are inseparable. Almost all site development projects result in the reshaping and sculpting of the earth’s surface, as well as changes in surface features. These changes may significantly change storm runoff patterns in terms of velocity, volume, and direction. If these changes are to be implemented in a safe, appropriate and ecologically sensitive way, landscape architects and site planners must understand the consequences. This course introduces basic management principles and techniques, as well as potential problems caused by stormwater runoff. The correct design of any management system requires an interdisciplinary approach, including expertise in ecology, engineering, hydrology, and landscape architecture. Visit the preview course.


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