New server, new look, new content

urbanstreams.net has moved to a new server.  To celebrate the move, I have spent some time giving the site a spruce-up: please have a look around. As previously announced, the interactive apps that urbanstreams.net used to host have moved to a separate server. My aim for urbanstreams.net now is for…

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Not all leaky tanks are good

Maybe that’s just me. Can any leaky tank be good? Well, for many years, starting with the Little Stringybark Creek Project, we have been promoting tanks that leak for passive irrigation, as a good stormwater management solution. A well-designed leak (to an adequate garden space) does little to alter the…

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 Reliability Schmeliability

One of the most common arguments I hear from a subset of urban water managers who don’t like rainwater tanks is that tanks are too unreliable to be considered a viable urban water source.  So, perhaps now, a week after our tank lay empty for 8 days, would be a good…

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