Water resources in Portugal

Concern for the environment, ecosystem and natural resources are pillars that MJARC Architects considers fundamental for a sustainable architecture. The absence between water resources and municipalities is in the on the basis of a number of incidents that endanger populations as well as sustainability of water resources so it is time to say “stop”!

Reasons to start taking action on water resources

  1. Water is an indispensable element to life;
  2. Disorganized construction in the riverine areas;
  3. High number of infrastructures with soil waterproofing;
  4. Lack of articulation of the organisms that we guard water resources and those that make the urbanized territory management.
  5. Lack of information to users, sensitizing them to the importance of registering mines, wells, water holes.

Importance of architect and engineer

Good habits
It is up to all architects and engineers to preserve by the following practices:

  • Minimize the effects of occupying waterproofed soil;
  • Reduce pollution of surface runoff;
  • Preserve the existing topography and the natural conditions of the water courses;
  • Integrate the water lines into “green corridors”;
  • Structural and non-structural control;
  • Keep the water lines in the open, that is, preserve the natural;

For a more sustainable country it is up to each one of us to initiate change

Some illustrative examples

fonte: Correio da Manhã


Fonte: Globo