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How to create a rain garden? VIDEO Tutorial


It is estimated that a rain garden can absorb up to 40 percent more water than a conventional lawn under identical soil conditions. Anyone can create a rain garden next to his house. We suggest how to do it in 5 steps.

It resembles an ordinary garden, but consists mainly of “special purpose” plant species that retain and additionally purify water, collecting it from nearby hardened areas e. g. roofs, sidewalks, pedestrian paths, driveways and parking lots. Create a rain garden yourself, with the help of Gdańsk Small Retention Guide:

Rain garden in 5 steps


How to make a rain garden in a simple way? What are the benefits of owning a rain garden? How does a rain garden affect the functioning of the whole environment? Youll find out from the guidebook. Download file ii to get started!

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How to adapt cities to weather anomalies?


Weather anomalies caused by global climate change (mainly heavy rains, storms, strong winds and heat waves in Gdańsk) are occurring and will occur more and more frequently. Reducing sensitivity to these extreme phenomena and their effects is becoming a necessity for Polish cities.

Rising temperatures increase the rate of evaporation of water from soil, plants and water bodies, resulting in drought. A warmer atmosphere can hold more water vapour, which is conducive to intensification of rainfall. The warming of the oceans brings about changes in the atmospheric circulation.

Scientists estimate that by the end of the century the sea level will rise by as much as one metre, which means that water will penetrate, for example, to Gdansk, Gdynia or Sopot.

How to adapt the city to climate change? Watch the video:

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