A short introduction about climate change and where green-blue networks can give us the answer to the (water) problems.
VIVES University of Applied Sciences Campus Oostende
Departement Industrial Science & Technology
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 h
Wels Campus, room A | HS-A2, ground floor
The 2 Seas region has many urban areas characterised by dense development. Outdated drainage in such areas often cannot cope with heavier rainfall caused by climate change. The problem is due largely to existing development, and risks are increasing due to climate change. There is little experience in retrofitting sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) to existing urban areas: sites typically have too little space to manage surface water within their boundary. The solution lies off-site in the public realm, but this requires new types of cooperation between municipalities and owners not seen before. The Sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) not only meet drainage needs, they can also deliver benefits for amenity, biodiversity, air and water quality, and many more. One of the focus points in the project is those added benefits and how they can be realised through integrated design.
About Eva Gheselle:
Eva Gheselle studied Bio-Engineering at the University of Ghent. Thereafter she started working for more than 8 years at the main Flemish sewer-company as a hydraulic engineer. Since more than 1 year she is a staff member of the research team at VIVES University of Applied Sciences working on an European Intereg 2seas project, Water Resilient Cities. Topics like sustainable urban drainage, climate change, green-blue-networks are her main interest.