Double Cellars under Glasshouses

"Double Cellars under Glasshouses" consists in building up water storage capacity under glasshouses in order to use stored water during droughts or to store water during times of heavy rainfall and thus to prevent floods.

Double Cellars in the Netherlands (Source: Netherlands)

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Drought; freshwater transport over long distances

    Goal, potential objective: Improvement of water containment

    Developmental steps: Pilot phase

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Advancement programs, demonstration plots, advice and consulting

    Area of implementation: Local, regional

    Responsibilities: Private horticultural enterprises; regional water management board

    Time horizon: Medium term

    Economic aspects: Optimisation of water management; reducing costs of fresh water supply and transport and reducing costs of drainage/pumping capacity

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Large investments; possible in new buildings; renovation of existing plots

    Side effects

    Bridge to mitigation: Less pumping capacity for drainage needed in periods of heavy rainfall as well as for fresh water in periods of drought