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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Agnes Renkin (2018): REGENWASSERMANAGEMENT. Eignung von Pflanzenarten und Pflanzkonzepten für Sickermulden in Wiener Wohnhausanlagen..
Master / Diploma Thesis - Abteilung Gartenbau, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 201. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
This Master‘s thesis discusses the use of horticultural plants in the context of integrative rainwater management in Viennese residential complex areas. On the basis of the national and international state of the art and an analysis of the necessity for sustainable rainwater management in cities, this thesis deals with the so-called Rain Garden or the appropriate planting of depressions for infiltration with shrubs, grasses and groves. Based on the evaluation of 13 stormwater depressions in Viennese residential complex areas and a series of expert interviews, recommendations for the planning and planting of bioswales in the Vienna area were formulated and summarized as a list of criteria. Essential for the successful implementation of planted bioswales in residential complex areas is efficient cooperation of the different planning departments and disciplines involved (architecture, urban and landscape planning, water management etc.) and the selection of the right soil or substrate as well as plants suitable for the site and habitat. For the planting of bioswales in Vienna, species of the natural locations „Pannonian dry grassland“ and „hot lands“ are particularly suitable. In general, plants for dry locations are preferable (e.g. for shady sites, plants from the „dry shade“ habitats). From an ecological and design point of view, planting on several levels makes sense, i.e. the creation of a ground-cover level and a shrub and grass level combined with a structural grove level. The differentiation of the plantings in the bottom part and the slope of the depression is of further importance. Moreover, in order to create a sustainable and attractive planted Rain Garden, professional and species appropriate maintenance is crucial. Location-appropriate planting with native shrubs, grasses and groves largely reduces the maintenance required for the bioswale.

Beurteilende(r): Keutgen Anna
1.Mitwirkender: Plenk Sabine

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