Biofiltration technology can be applied to various catchment sizes and landscape settings, from street trees and private backyards to street-scale applications and car parks, up to larger regional stormwater treatment systems, including those in public parks and forested reserves Further, biofilter design can be tailored to optimise performance for local conditions and specific treatment objectives.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how to apply the research findings in practice. The target audience includes planners, engineers, landscape architects, developers, constructors, and all other parties involved in urban design. These guidelines are intended to be viewed as a reference – readers are encouraged to go to specific sections as required, and it is not expected to be read cover-to-cover. As a result, sections of the document are intended to stand alone to some extent.

The guidelines are presented as a series of chapters, each addressing a different aspect of implementation of biofiltration systems.  View the list of chapters below.

These Adoption Guidelines for Stormwater Biofiltration Systems supersede the FAWB Stormwater Biofiltration Systems Adoption Guidelines released in 2009. You can find the FAWB guidelines here.

Last updated: 1st Apr 2016