Urban water problems are complex and multifaceted. The climate is becoming increasingly capricious and is causing increased flooding and drought in urban areas. Apart from the negative effects this has on urban green spaces, and consequently on the city’s liveability, it has a serious negative impact on the longevity of the foundations of homes and offices. Any advisable measures need to be based on solid analysis. With the aim of designing optimal solutions, we have developed two Toolboxes in which we have collected our tools and competences. The analytical tools are contained in the URBRAINS Toolbox and the design tools in the RESCIDO Toolbox. The tools are designed to be implemented in combination, with the objective of making cities more resilient and thus more sustainable from the perspective of the client. We do all of this based on a future-oriented Digital Twin perspective, which is part of our Digital Water programme. We also see urban water as an important planning element in the spatial and functional organisation of the city. Our tools have been purposefully developed to identify and design effective and viable measures, while bearing in mind the evident complexity of a city.
With URBRAINS we analyse the urban water system and develop comprehensive and reliable urban water infrastructure, with a corresponding water management.
With RESCIDO we design resilient urban water systems, both above- and underground. Our designs can be implemented at different scale levels: from a single building to an entire city.