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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Abstract

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

Conference

ConferenceAmsterdam International Water Week
Period2/11/156/11/15

Keywords

  • climate change
  • floating houses
  • water quality

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    Boogaard, F., de Graaf, R. E., Foka, E., Rutten, M., Lima, R., & Giessen, N. (2015). The effect of floating houses on water quality. Paper presented at Amsterdam International Water Week, .