Sponge city

“Sponge city” is a concept about recycling and reusing water resources. Through a combination with the photovoltaic and green roof systems, and NovoProof® EPDM sealing systems, every building can be an important part in forming a sustainable and resource-friendly future. 

The concept of a sponge city was first mentioned in 2013 and refers to cities that are like sponges: with an infrastructure that collects excess rainfall and integrates flood control in urban planning. A “sponge city” will not only be able to deal with “too much water”, but also reuse rain water in order to deal with “water shortages”.

Source: Factsheet Sponge City Construction in China, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, I&M department 2016.

Factsheet Sponge Cities Pilot Project

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