Optimising saline biofilter performance through plant selection

Funders: City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water

Researchers: Dr Chris Szota, Prof Tim Fletcher and A/Prof Stephen Livesley

Year: 2013-2014

Background

Saline stormwater in coastal cities often reduces biofilter plant species performance. In this project, we assessed the effect of saline stormwater on the biofilter performance of current and alternative plant species.

We explored whether saline stormwater reduces filter and vegetation capacity to improve water quality, and plant species that are most tolerant to saline storm water and salt accumulation.

Contact

For more information please contact Dr Chris Szota from the Green Infrastructure Research Group at cszota@unimelb.edu.au.