CATCH publication in German journal WWT
Increasingly frequent heavy rainfall in cities like Oldenburg stress the local sewer system and, in extreme cases, cause flooding. The first part of the article discusses how we have to move away from an approach of wanting to divert the water far away, to a more integrative one. Creating new retention areas and integrating new innovative sollutions that will help alleviate existing and future drainage problems.
The second part of the article explains the innovative traffic diverting solution implemented in Oldenburg, and discusses the concept of a "water sensitive city" in more detail. Showing how certain tools can provide food for thought and serve as an aid for planning and decision-making within a city.
The full article (in German) can be viewed here.