Dry is getting drier and wet is getting wetter. Put simply, these are the changes affecting people and nature as a consequence of climate change. In urban areas, this means that disruption sometimes consists of flooded streets and cellars due to intense rainstorms. Due to the water table rising too quickly or too high, there is also a heightened chance of overflows where rainwater is discharged directly to surface water via the sewer system.
The municipality of Amsterdam and Waternet have set up the ‘Amsterdam Rainproof’ platform with the aim of increasing Amsterdam’s resilience to increasingly frequent rainstorms. Amongst other things, Waternet is responsible for the circulation of rain and waste water in Amsterdam.
Making the city more climate-resistant was also one of the challenges facing the ‘Accommodation of special groups’ project in Amsterdam. In this project, Iv-Infra provided the engineering to develop several locations within the city limits to make them suitable for construction and accommodation for a maximum period of 10 years. Each location is a project in itself, in which Iv-Infra fine-tunes the designs with the municipality, utility companies, housing corporations, the building contractor constructing the temporary residences and the civil contractor responsible for the layout of its public spaces.