Building with water: Restoring the water cycle in the built environment


At the Sounding Board Rotterdam, Friso Klapwijk, Global Director Urban Climate Resilience at Wavin explains how designing our cities for water capture can be beneficial, and how the roofing system he has developed over the past ten years helps to harvest rainwater and consider water as a valuable resource from the first drop of rain to the final runoff – with hydrological, thermal, and environmental benefits.

The Holcim Foundation Sounding Board offers an agile platform for built environment innovators to explore their ideas with industry-leading peers. This new format allows start-ups, academics, researchers, and architects to receive peer feedback on their novel ideas that challenge conventional building practices.

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