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Rainwater flooding

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Issue

Rainwater flooding

Flooding due to heavy rainfall or high surface water levels.

Heavy rainfall is occuring more and more and can cause flooding in the streets. Water authorities and municipalities are looking for solutions which can fit in public space. In the Netherlands however half of rural surface is privatized..

Solution

Waterlabel

With the waterlabel you create a form of communication which provides insight in what the characteristics of a building are concerning water. It helps to make civilians more conscious of the effects of water retainment and filtering and may also stimulate them. With the use of waterlabels people can contribute to the reduction on flood risks themself. This reduces the need for big measurements inside the city.

Waterlabel

Pros

  • If a lot of people contribute, the need for big measurements reduces.
  • Increases awareness about water management of civilians.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Urban water
  2. Development state 7: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  3. Setting type Urban area
  4. Water type Rainwater

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2016