SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

These urban water features make cities more climate-change resilient

Cities are using water features to protect them from flooding and rising temperatures. Image: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

Andrea Willige
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Map of Potzdamer Platz water system
The water system is fed entirely by rainwater. Image: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

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Potsdamer Platz resilience water features
The water features protect the city from flooding and reduce ambient temperatures. Image: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
London Wetland Centre
Wetlands store rainwater, preventing floods and absorbing large amounts of CO2. Image: Wikimedia Commons
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