IRIDRA

Nature-based solutions - Sustainable water management

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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) - IRIDRA's solutions

For the urban drainage, IRIDRA proposes the following technical solutions

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Infiltration systems (trenches, basins, etc.)
  • Filter drains
  • Filter streeps
  • Rain garden
  • Bioretention systems
  • Tree box filters
  • Detention basins
  • Ponds and Wetlands

IRIDRA's experience

Among the most representative examples of IRIDRA's experience in this field are following reported.


Kerakoll research centre, Sassuolo (MO - Italy)

grigie riuso keracoll  web

Chosen SuDS solution
Open-water tanks
Peculiarity
Rainwater harvesting and landscaping
Year of realization
2012


Kerakoll research centre, Sassuolo (MO - Italy)

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Chosen SuDS solution
Bioretention system
Peculiarity
Nature-based solution sited in proximity of a building of high aestethic value
Year of realization
2012


The Eco-Boulevard and the Water Arena for the Lazzaretto quartier, Bologna (BO)

SUDS Bologna EIB  web

Chosen SuDS solution
Swales, bioretention systems, urban detention basin
Peculiarità
IRIDRA's proposal for the Climate Change Adaptation of the Bologna Municipality, included in the technical assistance given to Atkins in the study "Climate Change Adaptation and Resilient Cities" (financed by the European Investment Bank -EIB). These proposal were included in the new guidelines of Bologna Municipality for SuDS systems, one of the action of the Bologna Climate Change Adaptation Plan developed under the BlueAP LIFE project
Year of the study
2017



Villese-Gorizie highway, Veneto Region (Italy)

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Chosen  SuDS solution
Off-line treatment: First flush tank + HF + FWS + Detention and infiltration basin
On-line: HF/VF
Peculiarity
Multipurpose nature-based solution: environmental impact mitigation, landscaping improvement of highway. Designed by IRIDRA for Autovie Venete
Year of realization
2015
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Combined sewer overflow of Gorla Maggiore (VA - Italy): The "Water Park"

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Yearly treated volumes of first flush
150.000 m3/year
Chosen  SuDS solution
VF + FWS
Peculiarity
Multipurpose nature-based solution integrating different ecosystem services within the new "Water Park" of Gorla Maggiore: water quality improvement of Olona river, flood mitigation, recreational site, and biodiversity increase. Case study of EU  funded project OpenNESS.
Year of realization
2012
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Park of Santa Domenica Valley in Ragusa (RG - Italy)

SUDS Ragusa  web

Chosen  SuDS solution
Circular aerated wetland
Peculiarity
Nature-based solution included in the intervention of the urban restoration of the urban park of Santa Domenica Valley, in the Ragusa historical centre
Year of realization
2018


Santa Chiara Open Lab in Trento (TN - Italy)

SUDS Trento  web

Chosen  SuDS solution
Urban wetland
Peculiarity
Nature-based solution included in the intervention for the Santa Chiara Open Lab project, financed by Italian fund for suburbs restoration ("Bando Periferie"). The wetland receives the runoff from roofs and is designed as a multipurpuse intervention: treatment and reuse (gardening) of rainwater; flood mitigation; biodiversity increase in urban environment; aesthetic.
Year of design
2018


Kerakoll research centre, Sassuolo (MO - Italy)  

suds kerakoll rain garden  web

Chosen  SuDS solution
Rain garden
Peculiarity
Nature-based solution sited in proximity of a building of high aestethic value
Year of realization
2012


Residential area in Preganziol (TV - Italy)

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Chosen  SuDS solution
Rain Garden
Year of realization 
2009


Restoration of Roggia Borromeo in Sant'Isidoro, Carugo (CO - Italy)

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Chosen  SuDS solution
Dry detention basin
Peculiarity
Multipurpose nature-based solution integrating different ecosystem services: water quality improvement, flood mitigation, recreational site, and biodiversity increase.
Year of design
2016