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Insufficient water awareness among residents

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Water awareness

People are not sufficiently aware of the influence of water on their environment and how they can contribute to water management.

In the Netherlands there is an increasing amount of hardened gardens. This increases the amount of water nuisance, heat stress and drought in the city.


Scale model 'The Climate-proof Garden'

'The Climate-proof Garden' is a scale model which can be used to increase the water awareness among residents. It can be used, for example, during 1-on-1 conversations, group meetings or informational gatherings. The scale model is an easy way to show residents what the effects of the hardening of gardens are, and which measures they can take themselves to limit or prevent the negative effects of climate change.


  • Easy to understand, with or without explanation
  • Movable
  • Maintenance-free
  • Applicable everywhere


  1. Topic Urban water
  2. Development state 9: Successfully used in operational situation
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Rainwater

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Water Innovation Award