The effect of floating houses on water quality

Floris Boogaard, R.E. de Graaf, E Foka, M Rutten, R Lima, N Giessen

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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 - 19 Oct 2015
    EventAmsterdam International Water Week -
    Duration: 2 Nov 20156 Nov 2015


    ConferenceAmsterdam International Water Week


    • climate change
    • floating houses
    • water quality


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