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Water buffering and drainage in urban areas by using drainage blocks under the road

Project description

How a concrete block is helping to solve urban flooding

Heavy rains coupled with extensive urban settlements increase the risk of urban flooding. Addressing this issue, the EU-funded Bufferblock project is offering a solution in the form of novel concrete blocks. These blocks are placed in the ground to form a network of channels that enable stormwater to be stored, redirected or dispersed into the ground as needed. To investigate market opportunities for this product, the project will conduct a feasibility study where they will research several producers in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00