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Towards a new rainwater capture system


Towards a new rainwater capture system

Climate change is extending the rainy season in Mexico City. Gustavo Torres proposes ways to prevent the potential flooding of whole districts and to use the water.

New lakes and reservoirs improve the public water supply; photovoltaic cells can be installed on the bottom of the reservoirs to produce electricity. The artificial lakes also enhance the microclimate. 

Forum Details

April 18 to April 21, 2007

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
3rd prize
Student Poster Competition
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Main Author
Gustavo Torres
Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) Mexico
LafargeHolcim Foundation