Climate adaptation - water storage and bio swales de Overloper(2020)

(bio) swale

Storage for water

Created at: 02 Nov 2020


The project Overloper is part of the EU-interreg project Water Resilient Cities with the aim to relieve the historic city centres from water nuissance. 1,5 ha of paved surfaces was disconnected tot the green zone called Overloper. in water respect a nice name cause Overloper is linked to the dutch word of spilling water. The green zone contains approx 1500 m3 of storage in several SUDS. These devices were designed by a landscape architect in conjuction with a committee of inhabitants.

Samenvatting (Dutch description)

Het project herinrichting de Overloper maakt deel uit van het EU-interreg project Water Resilient Cities. Het doel van het project is historische stadscentra minder kwetsbaar maken voor regenwateroverlast. Er wordt 1,5 ha uit de omringende wijk afgekoppeld en ca 1500 m3 berging gemaakt. Het ontwerp is bedacht samen met inwoners en een landschapsarchitect.

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