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How Dutch Cities are Soaking Up Rain and Reducing Flooding

on March 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm under , , , , ,
Photo: Dan Swenson | Graphics Editor

Now Rotterdam has more than 100 acres of rooftop greenery. That’s enough to coat nearly every roof in New Orleans’ Central Business District with rain-absorbing vegetation. Rotterdam’s green roof initiative is one of a growing number of projects in Dutch cities that aim to capture and store rainwater while also making urban life more livable.

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Don’t miss the excellent Keynote video “The Rotterdam Roofscape” by EVELINE BRONSDIJK, City of Rotterdam Sustainability Advisor now playing at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2019.

Read more: Pour it on: How Dutch cities are soaking up rain and reducing flooding


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