Investigation into the long-term stormwater pollution removal efficiency of bioretention systems

Terry Lucke, Carsten Dierkes, Floris Boogaard, Rick Jaeger

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In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of bioretention systems installed worldwide. However, there has only been limited research on the long-term effectiveness of these sustainable urban drainage system devices. This paper presents the results of a series of controlled field experiments investigating the pollutant removal efficiency of three bio-filtration system that have been in service for over five years in the Sunshine Coast in Australia. The results of this study suggest that the long-term pollution removal performance of these systems may not be as effective as previously thought and further research is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAmsterdam International Water Week -
Duration: 2 Nov 20156 Nov 2015


ConferenceAmsterdam International Water Week


  • bioretention systems
  • stormwater pollution
  • sustainable urban drainage systems
  • water management


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