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Water absorbing geocomposite

  • Description
  • Fields of action
  • Synergies
  • Good practice examples
  • References

These solutions retain rainwater coming from infiltration. Everywhere where vegetation solutions are used for supporting retention, regardless of whether they are grass, trees, shrubs, plants used to create green roofs or green walls, the development of these plants can be supported by water absorbing geocomposite (GSW).

Fields of action Settlement areas
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.

Check out the RAINMAN good practice examples:



Sabine Scharfe, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology