Smout Allen

Joe Paxton - Buffering Landscapes

In the current debate relating to climate change, flooding a problematic consequence of global warming. In the Swiss Alpine region of Grindelwald (a territory close to the country's main source of seasonal rain and snow fall and with glacial melt water) an augmentation of the alpine landscape take advantage of Switzerland's vast water resource. New ways of living are explored using water in its different states to benefit the community. Future weather extremes require the development of new strategies for resilience in hydrology (particularly freshwater supply) and energy supply.