Event - Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences

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The 3rd Annual Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences will take place on November 11-12, 2019 at Madrid, Spain. The theme is “Invention of new significant tool for sustainable growth in soil, plant and natural resources on earth.” The aim is to aggregate community and to create a platform for launching new applications, technologies and to explore new trends in the field of Soil Sciences.

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In some cases an irrigation system (temporary or permanent) or enhanced drainage system should be considered to reduce stress conditions on the plants and to improve soil biology. An increasingly number of stormwater professionals recognize that Green Roofs are an excellent, the least expensive and most natural stormwater management tool with many added values for the environment we live in. Engineered Growth Media or soil that meets parameters of FLL*.


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Plan It Native landscape conference goes virtual

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Their extensive root systems retain more water than traditional lawns, which reduces stormwater run-off, mitigates flooding and traps significant amounts of carbon.

One of the biggest climate threats is the most familiar: Rain


More than 70 percent of the planet’s surface is water, and as the world warms, more water evaporates from oceans, lakes, and soils. Other flood-prone metros are, essentially, making room for excess water: Chicago has built more than 100 “Green Alleys” — permeable pavement that allows stormwater to filter through and drain into the ground. At least it wasn’t another Katrina.

Hear local experts discuss climate issues

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Land Use: MARC’s Tom Jacobs and Scott Schulte with Vireo Landscape Architects highlight green infrastructure for better soil health and stormwater retention.

Rooftop Vineyard

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The soil layer (growing media) including granular drainage is 27 inches deep and consists of a blend of porous volcano material like Lava rock and Pumice - materials in which grapes develop their unique taste. greenroofs #stormwater #vineyard Rooftop Vineyard. Rooftop farming for educational and recreational purposes seems a fancy trend in North America. In 2002 Dipl.-Ing Ing Markus Wittling was planning to elevate an entire vineyard on top of the Wine Museum in Cologne, Germany.

Wellesleys Global Flora greenhouse can generate all of its own energy


The botanical facility will also be integrated with an open-source Interactive Sensor Platform to allow people to gather and share real-time data about the plants, including their soil, water and air conditions. The greenhouse also includes stormwater retention tanks.

From golf to gardens: Houston’s new botanical garden opens


Houston’s Clark Condon designed the garden’s planting and soil, with installation by Landscape Art. First, the garden team analyzed how long-term golfing had impacted the soil. In 2019, gardeners worked on the drainage system and specially blended soils for the garden’s different areas. It’s a loss for golfers but a big win for plant lovers.

Meet the Innovators in Elemental Excelerator’s 9th Cohort

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Regenerative agricultural practices are attracting more and more attention for their ability to reduce GHG emissions and sequester carbon in healthier soils. Soil becomes degraded and exhausts its ability to sequester carbon when cattle munch the same area over and over.

Flood City Fights Climate Change with Infrastructure and Social Media


inches of runoff water, according to the project specs from the Florida Stormwater Associations 2018 Winter Conference. Beneath the soil beds are pipes and water storage containers to manage the runoff. Journalists from the Miami Herald to the BBC have crowned Miami, FL, Ground Zero, for the effects of Climate Change. As a result, this southern flood city has become the spotlighted posterchild of flood prediction and prevention innovations.