Water management has traditionally been about supplying clean drinking water however there is a growing expectation in the community that water management is more than that, it is about having healthy waterways without pollution and thriving with life. So how do we adapt to this new expectation?
While talking to water experts the term Urban Stream Syndrome is often mentioned when describing degraded water ways in urban areas. However, like illnesses in humans, the description of the symptoms does not really help address the underlying problem.
I decided to look into what this term really meant and what ways are being explored to try and address this problem.
If you’ve reached that stage where the kids are too old to play in the pool and you’re tired of the constant maintenance and application of chemicals, consider turning your pool into a pond for wildlife. Our pool went from being a maintenance headache to a constant source of joy.