GEO has been working on Sponge City projects in China since 2014 to reduce city flooding and improve water quality of receiving water bodies. A familiar response we hear from local design professionals in China is that they understand the concept but are unclear how to implement it. This program requires close collaboration between experienced stormwater engineers and landscape architects to not only develop the plan but prove through stormwater modeling and hydraulic calculations that runoff reduction and total suspended solids (TSS) removal goals are being met. GEO has successfully completed up front planning and analysis, LID design, LID computations, and construction support in numerous city. Check out the link below for more project references and let us know how our US/China design team can help you!
Thank you to Professor Husain Chang in the landscape architecture department for inviting me to give a web-based lecture to her Contemporary Eco-City class. This talk covered stormwater planning, analysis, and design to support China’s Sponge City program. Massive green stormwater projects are happening at a breakneck speed and using the right analysis and design tools are essential to meet to goals of this program. GEO is one of the few foreign firms at the forefront of this program with active construction projects in Zhenjiang, Ningbo, and Wuhan.