There are several aspects causing pressure on the resource of water, such as population growth, urbanisation, and climate change. Due to more extreme weather; heavier rains, cloudbursts in urban areas, and longer periods of drought, there is a necessity to adapt the cities and increase the resilience of urban areas. Rainwater harvesting is an effective solution which helps prevent an overload of the sewer system while collecting rainwater for other purposes, for which drinking water quality is not required.
More than Rain is a modular rainwater harvesting system targeted towards people living in residential areas. It is an overground dry system which collects rainwater from the rooftop area of houses by connecting it to a downpipe. Modularity is a key feature of the product. Much detail was put into creating a system which is completely modular, resulting in great flexibility for the users. This makes the product suitable for many different types and sizes of accommodation. Users can choose between five different body styles, and with DIY becoming more and more popular these days, users are invited and encouraged to get creative and make the product truly their own. Throughout the design process, the design principles for a circular economy were considered, in order to create a sustainable and long-lasting product. Each material was carefully selected and the product only uses pure, durable, and either fully recyclable or biodegradable materials.
”Due to more extreme weather, there is a necessity to adapt the cities and increase the resilience of urban areas.