ClimateCafe Tilburg 3 March 2021, The Netherlands

As announced in our weekly ClimateCafe GreenBlue, we are back after 8 years in Tilburg to test Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems as raingardens, permeable pavement, swales and subsurface infiltration boxes. Climatecafe Tilburg is planned 3 march to research the long term efficiency of climate adaptation measures that are previously mapped on Unique is a small set up due to Covid, but still a high participation of several (applied) universities TU Delft, KU Leuven and HUAS Groningen with the Deltares, municipality of Tilburg and Breda.

Results: a high number of climate adaptation measures are mapped on and the unsaturated and saturated performance of swales and permeable pavement will be tested (with full scale tests) which where implemented more than 5-15 years ago. The results are the backbone of a new maintenance program for the municipality that can be used on (inter)national scale for a better understanding of the required maintenance for a long term efficiency of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.

impression of the testing and results: coming up soon