How does your garden flow? The impact of domestic front gardens on urban flooding

Heriot-Watt University

With rainfall projected to increase under future climate conditions, research has shown that domestic front gardens play a pivotal role in the control of surface water following heavy rainfall. If you have an outdoor area or parking spaces for your clients, then impermeable paving can generate substantial volumes of runoff during a storm even which can contribute to localised flooding.

Research Council: Other