Water is our most valuable resource and must be treated as such. Lack of (fresh) water is one of our big challenges in cities. With TreeBUILDERS products and solutions it is possible to create truly circular, nature-based, on-site solutions for sustainable water management in cities.
Sustainable stormwater management, also called low impact development (LID) or green infrastructure focuses on reducing runoff and improving water quality at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits. (link)
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 cann't infiltrate into the soil as it should. Stormwater drains through gutters, storm sewers, and other engineered collection systems and is discharged into nearby water bodies. 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, of early site evaluations, design and environmental impact assessments.
The TreeBUILDERS rainwater management solutions offer a sustainable and effective approach in which the possibilities of the green infrastructure are optimally used.