Geosynthetic solutions for sustainable and CO2-saving technical flood protection.
Today, modern structures for technical flood protection have to do much more than be economical and quick to implement. In addition to increasingly high safety requirements, other factors such as sustainability play a significant role: What materials are used? What is the service life of the structure? How does it fit into nature and the habitat of the natural inhabitants? It is therefore not surprising that more and more solid construction methods are being replaced by alternative, more resource-efficient technologies such as geosynthetic system solutions. Geosynthetics can be used, for example, to quickly construct dams and dikes, erosion-protected and securely sealed channels, flood relief channels and rainwater retention basins. These structures provide reliable flood protection even during extremely heavy rainfall events. In direct comparison with conventional construction methods, construction times can be shortened, a better environmental balance and a higher longevity can be generated. By reducing the use of conventional building materials, such as concrete or asphalt, and the reusability of existing soils, not only are resources conserved, also fewer transports are needed, which makes the entire construction process significantly faster. Overall, the use of geosynthetic materials in flood protection enables numerous added values for people and the economy in reconstruction and prevention.