Renaturing Cities and Restoring the Natural Water Cycle Through Green Infrastructure

Renaturing Cities and Restoring the Natural Water Cycle Through Green Infrastructure

Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ID: 1121792051

In July, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre published the “Drought in Europe – July 2022” report, an assessment of Europe’s drought situation based on the European and Global Drought Observatory.

The report showed that a staggering portion of Europe was exposed to warnings (44 per cent of EU+UK) with serious consequences ranging from vegetation stress to severe impacts on farming and the energy sector (for both hydropower generation and the cooling systems of nuclear and thermal plants).

The report anticipated that warmer and drier than usual conditions were (and they actually are) likely to occur in the western Euro-Mediterranean region until November 2022 with some precipitation, in many cases associated to thunderstorms, foreseen to alleviate drought conditions while causing damages and further losses. 

Read the full article by Luigi Petito in the Autumn 2022 issue of Living Architecture Monitor.

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