Roof Water-Farm is a research association that investigates opportunities for building-integrated water treatment systems to irrigate and fertilize roof-top greenhouses. As part of the research, technologies for water treatment and aquaponics (plant and fish cultivation) were examined at a demonstration and test site in Berlin-Kreuzberg. They focus specifically on a hygienically safe usage of rainwater, grey water, and black water as a strategy for city water management and a potential for urban food production. The end goal of the project is to demonstrate paths towards innovative city water management and urban food production. Potentials and risks of redesigning across sectors of infrastructure are explored and communicated.

Image: Fresh fish off the roof, fresh water into to the river. ROOF WATER-FARM, credits : Mark Brinkmeier.

Monday September 11, 14:00 – 15:30, WS 2: Local Economy
Tuesday September 12, 16:00 – 19:00, Excursion to IGA 2017

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