Green banks at the Brasserhout © atelier GROENBLAUW

Varied river banks and planting zones

  • Water: 2
  • Heat: 1
  • Biodiversity: 3
  • Air quality: 1
  • Multifunctional space usage: 2
  • Construction costs: 2
  • Maintenance/management: 1


In ponds, parks and other urban green areas parts of the waterbed can be made impermeable using boulder clay. In times of extreme drought and low water levels, water will remain in these surface water areas, creating pools where fish and other water animals can survive.