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City of Mitcham | Water sensitive design in your home and backyard

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City of Mitcham | Water sensitive design in your home and backyard

Learn how to maximise rainwater harvesting and reuse at home, and integrate stormwater and greywater into your garden

This informal presentation and Q&A session will provide you with a range of practical solutions to cost-effectively maximise rainwater harvesting and reuse in the home and integrate stormwater and greywater into your garden to provide multiple benefits including: reducing heat islands, water conservation, local flood mitigation, improving stormwater runoff quality and landscape benefits.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Principles of water sensitive urban design
  • Urbanisation and changes to catchment hydrology
  • Rainwater harvesting and re-use, how to maximise the value from your rainwater tank
  • Greywater
  • Water conservation
  • Permeable and porous paving
  • Onsite retention of stormwater via infiltration
  • Vegetated swales and buffer strips
  • Raingardens function and design, including plant species selection and placement

This talk will be presented by Mellissa Bradley, Program Manager at Water Sensitive SA, and is hosted by City of Mitcham and Green Adelaide.

Venue

Mitcham Cultural Village – Institute Hall
103C Princes Road
Mitcham,
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Start:
July 27 @ 6:00 pm
End:
July 27 @ 8:00 pm
Venue:
Mitcham Cultural Village – Institute Hall
103C Princes Road
Mitcham

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.