VANDPLUS - Combining rainwater and urban
VANDPLUS is a partnership between
the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities and the
private philanthropic organisation, Realdania, in collaboration
with the Danish Ministry of the Environment. Together they have
awarded DKK 12 million to four projects that demonstrate how
climate adaption is more than just underground sewage, and has much
more potential when elevated to the surface.
VANDPLUS (Water Plus) sets a new agenda for climate adaptation in
urban areas by focusing on how we can create new public spaces that
not only retain rainfall in the event of cloudbursts, but also act
as active outdoor spaces for city citizens.
The vast majority of the billions of DKK to be invested in climate
adaptation over the next few years will be used in urban areas. The
investments offer great potential for developing urban spaces which
can both manage rain water and make room for active living,
recreation and nature. VANDPLUS shows that close
cross-organisational cooperation is essential in creating these
kinds of urban spaces. It also shows that if such cooperation
succeeds, there is money to be saved, and new, fantastic and
creative urban spaces to be made.
The four projects illustrate the variety of opportunities from
combining rainwater management with recreation; not only in
innovative solutions, but also within cooperation between
municipalities and utility companies. More information about the
four projects in our next newsletter.
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