Green infrastructure to mitigate storm water effects in Toronto

Green infrastructure to mitigate storm water effects in Toronto

Last year Toronto was heavily struck by a stormwater event. The existing urban infrastructure was not able to handle the massive rainfall. Large parts of the city were flooded and the damage was huge. ‘Green Infrastructure’ could be one of the answers for this problem. Green Infrastructure is designed area of urban greenery, which are able to retain stormwater. This should reduce the costs; improve the aesthetical value and leads to the efficient use of land. Toronto Water asks the team to design an area with the Green Infrastructure philosophy, to retain excess storm water. Focus lays on costs.

Date

June 2014

Client

Toronto Water

Skills

SMART Green Solutions

Category

Wetskills Canada 2014

Tags
green infrastructure, stormwater, urban area