Rain / stormwater gardens, bioretention cells
Rain gardens are small-scale vegetated gardens used for storage and infiltration. They are typically applied at a property level and close to buildings, for example to capture and infiltrate roof drainage. They use a range of components, typically incorporated into the garden landscape design as appropriate. Under the vegetation layer is a filter bed substrate located for absoption of infiltating water.
Check out the RAINMAN good practice examples:
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- Office International de l’Eau (2015): Natural Water Retention Measures, URL: http://nwrm.eu (19.03.2020): rain gardens
- Ewelina Siwiec, Anne Maren Erlandsen, Haakon Vennemo (2018): City greening by rain gardens - costs and benefits, in: iOS-PIB (ed.) Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Vol. 29 No 1(75): 1-5, DOI 10.2478/oszn-2018-0001, URL: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/oszn.2018.29.issue-1/oszn-2018-0001/oszn-2018-0001.pdf
Sabine Scharfe, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology