© 2015

Artful Rainwater Design

Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stuart Echols, Eliza Pennypacker
    Pages 1-5
  3. Stuart Echols, Eliza Pennypacker
    Pages 23-93
  4. Stuart Echols, Eliza Pennypacker
    Pages 95-151
  5. Stuart Echols, Eliza Pennypacker
    Pages 153-257
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-284

About this book


This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide explains how to design creative, yet practical, landscapes that treat on-site stormwater management as an opportunity to enhance site design.
Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. This book shows that it’s possible to effectively manage runoff while also creating inviting, attractive landscapes.
It is a must-have resource for landscape architects, urban designers, civil engineers, and architects looking to create landscapes that celebrate rain for the life-giving resource it is-- and contribute to more sustainable, healthy, and even fun, built environments


Landscape Architecture Environment Water Design Water pollution control

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Stuart Echols Pennsylvania State UniversityPort MatildaUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Artful Rainwater Design
  • Book Subtitle Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater
  • Authors Stuart Echols
    Eliza Pennypacker
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Stuart Echols and Eliza Pennypacker 2015
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-61091-318-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 178 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environment, general
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