In Sydney, it is standard practice/policy to work with rainwater/run-off in both parks and residential developments ie. the site must deal with its’ own runoff etc according to best practice in sustainable development. I’m not sure how this relates to your work but I imagine the principles can be applied. You can look up sites like Victoria Park, Zetalnd (a state of the art residential development on a former dunal area or teh Sydney Citiy Council website. cheers Tempe
Aiken, SC just began a project, the Aiken Green Infrastructure Retrofit Project. Funding is from a stimulus grant, and it’s a pretty extensive project in collaboration with Clemson University. They’ll be measuring soil moisture, storm flow before and after treatment, and other hydrologic information.