The need of an adaptive sustainable solution for the increased land scarcity, growing urbanization, climate change and flood risks resulted in the concept of the floating urbanization. In The Netherlands this new type of housing attracted the interest of local authorities, municipalities and water boards. Moreover, plans to incorporate floating houses in the urban planning have already been developed. However, the knowledge gap regarding the potential effect on the water quality halts the further development of the floating houses. This paper shows the results of a water quality measurement campaign, as part of the national program “Knowledge for climate”, at a small floating houses project in Delft and serves as a case study for addressing the environmental-ecological knowledge gap on this topic.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2015|
|Event||International waterweek 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 3 Nov 2015 → …
|Conference||International waterweek 2015|
|Period||3/11/15 → …|
- climate change
- floating houses
- water quality
Foka, E., Rutten, M., Boogaard, F., de Graaf, R., de Lima, R., & van de Giesen, N. (2015). Measuring the effect of floating houses on dissolved oxygen levels: Harnaschpolder. Paper presented at International waterweek 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.