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Australian Stormwater Controls Must Combat Droughts and Floods

Australia is a country of droughts and flooding, and new initiatives are helping the country tackle both problems. In Melbourne, local government schools and homeowners recently achieved the region’s goal of building 10,000 rain gardens. The Melbourne Water 10,000 Raingarden Program, started in 2008, focused on the Port Phillip and Westernport regions. Local councils started [...]

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Mount Evelyn Pilot Project Advances Stormwater Capture and Use

On Feb. 26, the water minister of the Australian state of Victoria announced a pilot project in Mount Evelyn. The goal of the project is to mitigate water quality problems in Little Stringybark Creek caused primarily by runoff from increasing urban development. Local community, educational researchers, and Melbourne Water have been promoting rainwater tanks and [...]

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Check it Out! Coca-Cola Donates 22,000 Rain Barrels

The Coca-Cola Co., in partnership with River Network, celebrated the month of April — Earth Month — by donating more than 1000 syrup drums for communities to use as rain barrels. Since the rain barrel program started in 2008, Coca-Cola has provided more than 22,000 drums. The company estimates that these rain barrels have replenished [...]

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