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Issue

Rainwater flooding

Flooding due to heavy rainfall or high surface water levels.

Due to increasing pavement  in the residential area, rainwater can not drain sufficiently during heavy rainfall. This results in water nuisance in the street. 

Solution

Frontage garden

Frontage gardens are gardens of a few meters deep to be applied against the front wall of housing. They are located on municpal land. The soil of the garden ensures that rainwater is infiltrated quickly, easing the sewage system. Thus, preventing water nuisance. The gardens are the result of an initiative by the residents. Thereafter, a collaboration between the residents, municipality, water authority and the housing corporation resulted in the creation and funding of the gardens.

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Pros

  • Multifunctional use of space.
  • Creates an attractive and greener living environment.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Urban water
  2. Development state 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Rainwater
  5. Project period 3-12 months