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Help in the battle against wasted rainwater with climate adaptation!

Are you a VUB student who thinks that wasting water is a big problem? Do you want to be a real pioneer and offer a solution to that problem with your fello students? Then climate adaptation at the VUB campus is something for you!

The Belgian climate has not been doing well over the last few years. Our country suffers from long periods of drought on the one hand, and on the other hand, we have to contend with flooding caused by intense rainfall periods. The consequences of these water problems are visible in cities like Brussels. For example, Brussels regularly floods due to poor drainage. At some times of the year, it suffers from a shortage of groundwater. These problems have not escaped the notice of the VUB. The VUB is an urban engaged university, and to solve this problem, it comes up with the climate adaptation project. In this project, the VUB involves climate-conscious students like you in the more sustainable rainwater management on campus. In this way, you can be a real pioneer in tackling the water problem in Brussels!

Concretely, together with other VUB students, you will map out the excess rainwater. You walk around the campus together and document where the rainwater goes. This is important because it makes it easier for the project to show where the rainwater can be directed, and therefore where we can store it. All observations and knowledge you gain are also included in a concrete action plan. In other words, you are actively involved in tackling the water problem! Have you become curious about the project? Then don't hesitate and get to know the entire team via Teams!

Do you want to join this project?

I want to join!
Projectleader:
Boud Verbeiren

E-mail:
boud.verbeiren@vub.be

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You are...

  • A VUB student who finds climate, and more specifically water, an important theme

You want to…

  •  Make an important difference for our planet and the future

What's in it for you?

  • You contribute to the more sustainable management of rainwater on the campus
  • You will be part of pioneering work in rainwater reuse

 

Do you want to join the challenge?

I want to join!
Projectleader:
Boud Verbeiren

E-mail:
boud.verbeiren@vub.be