The climate change puts pressure on the existing sewer systems which results in floods. Because of the larger quantities of rain and more frequent rainfall – referred to as “monster rain” in the press – there is a need for finding alternative solutions to managing rainwater instead of leading it directly down the sewer. Rainwater should instead be seen as a resource that is delayed, stored, seeped down, and evaporated. On the way, the rainwater can be used for e.g. recreational purposes, for enhancing biodiversity, for social purposes, or for heating/cooling. At the Pipe Centre we are engaged in promoting and developing existing solutions to managing rainwater as a resource.
How can the Danish Technological Institute assist you?
- The impact of climate change on the sewer system
- Information on new projects as well as on the current work in the partnership Water in Urban Areas (ViB – Vand i Byer)
- Information on the innovation consortium Water Balance in Urban Areas (Byer i Vandbalance) – on the optimization of soakaway
- What is Local Rainwater Drainage (LAR – Lokal Afledning af Regnvand)?
- Which possibilities exist within the LAR, including soakaway, raised garden beds, green roofs, etc.?
- How do you disconnect your rainwater?
- How can you utilize the rainwater as a resource?
- What is monster rain?
- How important are the climatic factor in drainage technology?
- The added value of LAR-solutions, including a project on soakaway with pipes for geothermal heating and our climatic concept on the management of rain in combination with energy