Sponge Garden

The climate is changing: the rain is heavier and the dry periods between are lasting longer. How can we moderate these two extremes? A lot of rain water currently drains through sewers to prevent flooding. However, that does not always work and increases the problem of drought.

De Urbanisten
De Urbanisten cam with a solution. They designed in Rotterdam a sponge garden. A sponge garden can moderate these extremes; it can absorb water quickly, hold it temporarily and gradually return the water to the subsoil. To investigate how this will work in practice. They are testing new concepts for collecting, retaining and returning rainwater to the natural environment.

Learn more about Sponge Garden at De Urbanisten website