>> It could be altered a bit and incorporated into drain area with a series of these wicking beds.
It sounds interesting, though IT at work won't let me go there.
I emailed the link to myself at home.
Imagining what it might be, I came up with a "deep rooted" raised bed that will suck water up and out out of a low spot in a yard and lower the surrounding temporary water table.
Or, in a drought area, maybe scavenge
run-off water or a deep water table and bring some water closer to the surface. I read about some kind of tree (maple??) that sends down deep roots to find water, then pulls the water up and redistributes the deep water near the surface roots
Tonight I'll find out how close my guess is.