One of the most important environmental elements Landscape Architects deal with on a regular basis is that good ol’ H2O! As the affects of global warming increase daily, and the amount of fresh water sources that exist on the planet deplete, understanding how to design effectively in order to treat, preserve, and re-use storm water run-off  becomes increasingly important.

Check out this article  from “The Dirt” on how treating the “Landscape as a Sponge” and using innovative landscape design ideas have played a major role in solving storm water issues on the Princeton University campus.

What innovative design ideas can you employ in your designs that deal with storm water run-off?