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New book looks at how landscape design helps solve water issues


January 3, 2020
By Mirage News

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Landscape architecture professor Mary Pat McGuire co-edited a recently published book on interdisciplinary design approaches to solving environmental problems in freshwater systems.

The book, Fresh Water: Design Research for Inland Water Territories, looks at ways to reverse the deterioration of inland water systems. A good chunk of the book analyzes the impact of agricultural drainage. “We need to start to embrace water as something we live with, so flooding is something we design for rather than something we see as a negative or something we try to get rid of,” McGuire said. The focus needs to be “less engineering and more design resilience work, so landscape is doing more of the work, not a wall or a pipe.” | READ MORE