Water is our most valuable resource and must be treated as such. The lack of (fresh) water is one of our biggest urban challenges. We make it possible to create truly circulair, nature-based, on-site solutions for sustainable water management in cities.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Sustainable stormwater management, also called low impact development (LID), describes the urban planning and engineering design approach to manage and reduce stormwater runoff and focuses on improving water quality while delevering environmental, social and economic benefits.
Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on roofs, streets and parking lots in cities, the water can't infiltrate into the soil as it should. Stormwater drains through gutters, storm sewers, and other engineered collection systems before being discharged into local bodies of water. The stormwater runoff transports all kind of pollutants from the urban landscape. Higher flows resulting from heavy rains also can cause erosion and flooding in urban streams, damaging habitat, property, and infrastructure. Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and other elements and practices to restore some of the natural, circular processes required to manage water and create healthier urban environments.
The implementation of sustainable drainage systems is now being demanded by authorities as a requirement for planning considerations, early site evaluations and design and environmental impact assessments.
Our rainwater management solutions offer a sustainable and effective approach in which the possibilities of the green infrastructure are optimally used.