Province of Antwerp and Streekvereniging Zuidrand
Dense City and Country side between towns
The urban areas south of Antwerp are densely populated. Often localised flooding occurs after heavy rainfall. The Province of Antwerp and Streekvereniging Zuidrand have teamed up with local municipalities to create semipermeable paths and water buffering ponds at 7 different locations: Aartselaar, Borsbeek, Edegem, Kontich, Lint, Mortsel and Hove.
In total 2 km of semipermeable surfaces will be installed on pathways that connect urban areas so that citizen’s feet stay dry after rain showers. The new pathways will also increase the number of pedestrians and cyclists in the area. This will have positive effects on mobility, air quality and health.
The pilots in Edegem and Borsbeek have been completed. The pilots in Kontich and Lint will be finished by the end of 2019. The pilots in Mortsel, Hove and Aartselaar will be ready in 2020.
De Zuidrand Streekvereniging
Province of Antwerp