Recently, Ramboll, in collaboration with The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), launched a 'Cloudburst Resiliency Planning Study'. The study provides insight on ways for New York City to advance climate resiliency projects and traditional stormwater solutions to mitigate inland flooding and accommodate future increase in rainfall intensity through integration with ongoing urban planning development.
Based on this insight, Ramboll has now been engaged to take the study a step further and develop a number of pilot projects in the South East Queens catchment area. These pilots will be selected for detailed analysis, hydraulic modelling and conceptual designs.
"This is a very exciting project because it gives us the possibility to flesh out exactly how blue-green infrastructure can function similarly to a traditional stormwater system by retaining and conveying water mainly in the surface,” says Trine Stausgaard Munk, Project Manager, Climate Adaptation and Green Infrastructure, Ramboll Water.