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White tanks

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

Base plate and outer walls of new buildings can be constructed as closed tank by using concrete with high waterproofness. As no sealing is necessary such constructions are called “white” tanks. The measure is comparatively expensive.

Fields of action Buildings
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.

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