BIOWATER Climapond

More connection to nature and wildlife in the city with combined water management and green oases in gardens and back yards

Climate adaptation in gardens and backyards
BIOWATER Climapond creates more nature in the city while also helping to solve the problem of flooding caused by extreme rainfall.

Alternative to a gabion
BIOWATER Climapond is an alternative to the gabion and can receive rainwater from rooftops, which is collected and discharged into a sunken basin. The rainwater is thus used to create a biotope, where a wide variety of plants and animals can survive.

Modular rainwater management
BIOWATER Climapond is a modular and scalable system, which can be adapted to virtually any local conditions and needs for rainwater management. With the correct dimensions, the unit can handle capacity rainfall with a combination of detainment, evaporation and seepage. Seepage can also be avoided if local conditions do not allow it. In the event of cloudburst a bypass function is activated, which ensures that the water is led to overflow areas or drains.

System solution
BIOWATER Climapond is easy to purchase, install and maintain. The system is competitively priced and makes a cost-effective alternative to other climate adaptation solutions, which require more installation under the ground.

BIOWATER Climapond is a climate adaptation solution for owners of detached houses, housing associations, municipalities, supply companies and property developers, which can also create green oases in the city for the benefit of animals, plants and people.

Expected market introduction: 2017/18



RAINWATER MANAGEMENT

BIOWATER Climapond handles rainwater from rooftops, which is harvested and led out into a sunken basin. In places where conditions allow seepage, this happens above the basin’s permanent water table.

Volume: BIOWATER Climapond can be installed in different volumes as required. A detached house with a roof area of 140 m2 needs a basin that is about the size of a garden trampoline (roughly 3-4 m in diameter and about  1 metre deep) in order to handle capacity rainfall.

Precipitation events: BIOWATER Climapond can handle up to capacity rainfall. In the event of extreme rainfall the unit has a bypass function, which ensures that the water is led to overflow areas or drains.

Components

BIOWATER is a modular and scalable unit that consists of the following components:

  • Drain inlet
  • Inlet module with built-in sand trap, water brake and water distributor
  • Stabilisation of planks and deep water zone
  • Bottom liner
  • Growing media/plants
  • Outflow to gabion, if needed
  • Overflow

The composition of components is adapted to local installation conditions and needs for rainwater management. It is possible to remove or add the individual components according to individual wishes and needs.

WHY CHOOSE BIOWATER?

Still more extreme rainfall, less natural spaces and more densely populated areas in the cities means that water has difficulty getting out of urban areas. This then increases the risk of flooding for basements, gardens and roads. BIOWATER Climapond combines technical water management with the potential to create more urban nature and increased biodiversity in the city in one total solution, which can help to create greener, healthier cities – for the benefit and enjoyment of plants, animals and people.

BIOWATER Climapond is a modular and scalable solution that is easy to install, maintain and adapt to local installation conditions and the need for rainwater management.

BIOWATER Climapond adds an attractive visual element to a garden or courtyard while also creating a living space for plants and animals in the city. The accompanying instructions ensure that the system’s technical, biological and experiential features are all addressed.

WHO IS BIOWATER FOR?

BIOWATER Climapond handles rainwater from rooftops and strengthens the potential for a more diverse plant and animal life in urban areas. BIOWATER Climapond is a cost-effective solution for the release of rainwater.

BIOWATER Climapond is a climate adaptation solution for owners of detached houses, housing associations, municipalities, water supply companies and property developers.