Creating permeable paths and water buffering ponds

This pilot targets drought, heavy rainfall and loss of biodiversity
The Province of Antwerp and Streekvereniging Zuidrand aim to counteract the effects of heavy rainfall. Therefore, they cooperate with local municipalities to create semipermeable paths and water buffering ponds at 7 different locations.
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Province of Antwerp and Streekvereniging Zuidrand

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Executive/implementing

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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.

Contact

De Zuidrand Streekvereniging
Dries Lauwers

Province of Antwerp
Lotte Meuleman

dries.lauwers@dezuidrand.be

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