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Rain Gardens Rain gardens encompass all possible elements that can be used to capture, channel, divert and make the most of the rain and snow that fall on a property. This work on sustainable water management schemes includes solutions for small and large-scale implementations and utilizing research with state-of-the-art case studies from all over the world. Full description

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  1. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Respect rainwater – it’s a powerful resource, 7 Dec 2007
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    M. McEwan (Scotland) –
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    This review is from: Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape: Sustainable Rainwater Management for the Garden and Designed Landscape (Hardcover)
    This authoritative and timely book clearly explains the features of a rain garden, providing well illustrated international examples. Following this year’s record rainfall, this book should be read by planners, developers, architects, garden designers and anyone else interested in slowing the flow of rainwater into mains drainage and other water courses, using whatever outdoor space they have influence over. I predict lots of show gardens with rain garden features in 2008…

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Not really for allotment holders, 4 Mar 2011
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    This review is from: Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape: Sustainable Rainwater Management for the Garden and Designed Landscape (Hardcover)
    While the book is well presented. It didn’t help me much. I was looking for a book to assist me with smaller water harvesting/ catchment projects as I have an allotment and a show box sized garden. While the book does cover some garden projects, it mainly deals with water gardens on a larger scale. A great book for those involved with planning of public spaces along with any landscape designers who may be working with really big areas. I found the book more of a ‘what could be done’ sort of book. While I was looking for more of a ‘how to’ book in regards to water harvesting and use. The information is well presented with photos and detailed diagrams of real life water gardens and their workings. But on a huge scale, not that handy for an allotment holder.

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  3. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    A great book on sustainable design!, 18 Dec 2007
    This review is from: Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape: Sustainable Rainwater Management for the Garden and Designed Landscape (Hardcover)
    As some of you may know, the LEED building rating system focuses on 6 key areas: Sustainable site development (SS), water savings/efficiency (WE), energy & atmosphere (EA), materials and resource (MR), indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and innovations & design process (ID).

    “Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape” is a very useful book on water savings/efficiency (WE). It described various ways of caturing, channeling, diverting and re-using water from rain and snow, including permeable paving, storm-water chains, bioretention ponds and green roofs. Rain gardens create great environment for wild life. They are visually pleasant, economical and sustainable. I live very close to several of the retention ponds of my local water district. They are fine examples of rain gardens, I always love to visit them and see the beautiful birds and plants in or near the retention ponds. Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden described many of the techniques that are used by my local water district. These techniques are unconventional and can be useful all over the world. They can effectively capture the storm water and let the water settle and clean itself through the natural process and save it for drought period, instead of using concrete-paved flood channel to rush the storm water to the ocean.

    “Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape” has 188 pages and many line drawings and beautiful interior color photos. It is a great book on sustainable design.

    Gang Chen, Author of “LEED AP Exam Guide” & “Planting Design Illustrated.” LEED AP, AIA

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