Urbanized areas are vulnerable to many risks including flooding on the one hand and drought and water scarcity on the other. As a result, many urban areas are rethinking their approach to stormwater management, and blue-green infrastructure elements are increasingly being used. Solutions close to nature are considered the most effective measures contributing to the mitigation of undesirable phenomena resulting from increased urbanization and climate change and contribute to increasing biodiversity.
Our task is the development of sustainable measures that reduce the flow of rainwater into the sewers and enable absorption directly at the point of impact. We focus primarily on green roofs and water absorption elements. We monitor the behavior of these systems on a laboratory and local scale.
We carry out a quantitative assessment of microclimatic conditions. We deal with experimental research and modeling of water and energy flows in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system in the environment of human settlements. We are looking for ways to use recycled materials in the green roof assembly. We are testing the irrigation of green infrastructure elements with waste water.