De Grift, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands © atelier GROENBLAUW

Urban water channels


  • Length: variable
  • Depth: variable
  • Slope: variable


Where there is enough space, an open water channel for rainwater drainage in cities can be a good option. An open water channel can also be part of the reconstruction of an old water channel. The various above-ground drainage options described above can drain into the open water channel.


Section scheme

Section scheme © atelier GROENBLAUW, Marlies van der Linden