Water Sensitive SA

Green roofs – Evidence & research

Peak flow & volume reduction

Water quality improvement

  • Zhang Z (2019) The role of plants in green roof rainfall retention. School of Ecosystems and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne.
    Green roofs in Melbourne, Australia perform well for retention (average ~73% in total study period; average ~91% in per-event), particularly in warm and dry climates with a large proportion of small rainfall events.

Urban heat reduction

Multiple benefits

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.