Stone wool solutions for urban climate adaptation
The changing climate is creating three challenges in the urban environment:
1. More heavy downpours
2. Longer periods of extreme drought
3. Heat stress as a result of rising temperatures
In urban areas with a lot of hard surfacing, climate change is creating major challenges for municipalities. During heavy downpours, so much rain falls in a short period of time that the sewer system is not able to deal with the amount of water. This means that streets are flooded and housing and other buildings can be faced with water damage. We are also having to cope with more frequent water shortages during dry periods.
Rockflow’s stone wool elements offer sustainable solutions for capture, retention and infiltration of rainwater. This prevents local flooding above ground as well as contributing to restoring the natural water balance under the ground.