Measuring the effect of floating houses on dissolved oxygen levels: Harnaschpolder

Efthymia Foka, M Rutten, Floris Boogaard, Rutger de Graaf, Rui de Lima, Nick van de Giesen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2015
EventInternational waterweek 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Nov 2015 → …


ConferenceInternational waterweek 2015
Period3/11/15 → …


  • climate change
  • floating houses
  • water quality


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