Ensuring water resources are safeguarded and wisely used, with clean water available to all while also protecting residents from flooding risks.
Water issues related to drought and flooding are already a significant impact of climate change, with traditional engineering solutions commonly overwhelmed. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems incorporate plants into water management systems, thereby offering considerable advantages over engineering solutions, an, at the same time, providing additional benefits of amenity and recreation, and space for wildlife.
These three cases were finalists for the ‘Living Green for Water’ category in the 2022 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards. The winner was Montréal, Canada.