Founded in 1907
University of Economics is advancing water sustainability on campus and
in our local and global communities through our operational practices
and through the scholarly work of our students and faculty. On campus,
our efforts include initiatives to reduce potable water waste, and steps to improve the health of our local watershed, such as reusing rainwater that falls on site and managing runoff.
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slowing down or capturing stormwater on campus rather than allowing it to run
off, University is helping decrease water pollution and increase watershed
health in our local region. Careful stormwater management can provide
synergistic sustainability benefits, such as increasing habitat for native
species, providing green space for contemplation and recreation, and displacing
potable water consumption.
addition to reducing and delaying stormwater runoff, green roofs act as
insulators by reducing heat and cooling loss, reduce urban heat island
effect by humidifying and cooling the surrounding air, filter airborne
dust and other particles, reduce CO2 levels, insulate buildings,
absorb sound and increase the habitat for birds and butterflies.
campus has at least three significant green roofs of main campus. The
gravel, soil and sand deposits underneath the plants help filter
pollutants from the absorbed stormwater.
and rain barrels, though differing greatly in size, serve similar
functions: collecting rainwater, and storing it for future use. This
system not only reduces stormwater runnoff, but also reduces potable
water demand in the building.
rain garden is typically a shallow depression in the landscape planted
with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. They help infiltrate
stormwater, remove pollutants from runoff, and provide habitat for