Article in Gazet Van Zurenborg local Antwerp newspaper. It seemed as if there had been a dam breach in the Waterloostraat among other streets in the historic Zurenborg neighbourhood in Antwerp on 16 August 2020. Heavy rain showers with extreme rainfall made the street flooded. The amount of rainfall was too much for the sewage system and the soil absorption capacity was too limited. Less visible from the street, but no less disastrous, was the extensive damage in a number of cellars. The pressure of the water caused entire floors to rise and cracks in the walls. This article (in Dutch) elaborates on the background of the events and possible directions for solutions to make the area more water-sensitive.

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