“Topsoil Primer Set” connects the dots between rainwater management and drought management
Topsoil is the interface between rainwater management and drought management. Soil depth creates a sponge…. which can limit runoff during wet-weather periods; and reduce water need during dry-weather periods.
Implementation through Regulation
“A key challenge common to many green infrastructure projects is that there are many different departments and areas of responsibility engaged around the management of urban watersheds,” states Deborah Carlson, who represents West Coast Environmental Law on the Green Infrastructure Partnership steering committee.
‘Focussing on a single type of project—in this case, ‘topsoil requirements’ – can make it easier to map out the actors involved and the various decisions, actions and regulatory tools required and available to make the project a reality.”
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Posted October 2010