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Environment-friendly urban street design for decentralized ecological rainwater management in Ober-Grafendorf, Lower Austria


In recent years, more frequent and more intense heavy precipitation events alternating with more pronounced drought periods have caused increasing challenges for municipal development in Ober-Grafendorf, Austria. On the other hand, during hot and dry periods the cost for irrigating and maintaining the urban greenery has been rising constantly. Based on observed climatic trends and climate projections, it is anticipated that these problems will be exacerbated by future climate change.

The municipality has responded by implementing a smart, ecosystem-based rainwater management system that is incorporated into an environment-friendly street design. The adaptation solution helps to reduce public costs, delivers multiple benefits and holds considerable innovation potential for sustainable and climate-sensitive local road construction.

You can read the full case study on the Climate-ADAPT website.

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