[Ec21] Water Management

AUTHOR: Edwina Bland

Site research showing designated area and soil conditions

6_5.jpg Final map Existing flooded landscape in the Netherlands Exhibition on Water Tools to help prevent flooding 45.jpg 34.jpg Site image 26.jpg 35.jpg 44.jpg Models of test water tools, rainwater collector and infiltration trench Precedent study - Constant’s New Babylon All the water management tools in the scheme


Scenario Games: Action Plan:

Actors - Water cycle, water management tools

Agents - local population, soil


Urban Drainage Systems are a method of ordering a water landscape.The organic landscape at Thamesmead needs to be ordered. The site has a mix of waterlogged, moist and dry soil types. Flooding will get worse in the future, increasing the moisture content in the soil.Climate change can be relieved through an alternative water cycle, which reduces water demand per household and alleviates the risk of houses flooding. There are seven water tools, which are distributed through a strip of the site to store, channel and treat surface water depending on soil content being wet, moist or dry. They are made by concrete components, which cut, extrude and fold to direct the dynamic flows.

- Flooding
- Constant’s New Babylon- Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems - Existing Water Management Tools, e.g. Reed Beds, Treatment plants, Rainwater collectors, Infiltration Trenches, Filter Strips, Catchments and Swales.

- Porous decks . Porous pavement is a special type of pavement that allows rain and snowmelt to pass through it, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and surrounding areas. In addition, porous pavement filters some pollutants from the runoff if maintained. There are two types of porous pavement: porous asphalt and pervious concrete.