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F07 (2017/2018): Water sensitive urban design and sustainable water-management in Muscat/Oman


Mathias Kaiser Ver- und Entsorgungssysteme in der Raumplanung


Wolfgang Scholz International Planning Studies



In the last decades Muscat, the capital region of the Sultanate of Oman, has been affected by a massive growth and economic boom. A consequence is a vast urban sprawl, which is further reinforced by a low-density type of settlement. This expansion is restricted by the mountains and the sea. In combination with other factors, this prevalent trend leads to a lack of provided technical and social infrastructure, especially in terms of public spaces and parks. Furthermore, the city is built for car traffic which leads to an outstanding deficit of mobility for pedestrians and cyclist.

Despite the prevalent arid climate with hardly any precipitation, heavy rain events can occur in the mountainous areas, from where the accumulated water streams down through the city into the sea. These flash floods flow through usually dry riverbeds, called wadis. They fill up with a high amount of water during these torrential rains and cause annual flooding that can harm people and effect economic damages. Most time of the year though, wadis constitute dusty ditches in the city structure, which separate the neighbourhoods.

Moreover, the rapid population growth comes along with a general increase of water consumption and therefore a higher quantity of wastewater. Even though treated wastewater is available, just a small portion of it has a designated use which offers the potential to reuse it for irrigation of green public spaces in the city.

Therefore, the project F07 “Water sensitive urban design and sustainable water management in Muscat, Oman” deals with the research question “How to integrate Wadis as green public spaces into the urban structure of Muscat considering a sustainable water management and flood protection concept?”. The aim is to make the unused space of wadis approachable for the public by implementing green public spaces and facilities that are adapted to the flood risk. The connection of the neighbourhoods and the dependency on cars get improved by providing walkways and bicycle lanes. While developing the design of green public spaces, focus lays on maintaining the wadis landscape quality and the natural function as a water drain into the sea. Additionally, the integration of flood protection measures can reduce the risk for adjacent neighbourhoods as well as users of the wadi park. Another main aspect is the incorporation of treated wastewater as a sustainable source for an efficient irrigation of the green spaces inside the wadi.


To reach the aim of developing different arrangements for improved waste- and stormwater management, integrating suitable flood protection measures and drafting new attractive green public spaces, the project had an excursion in Muscat for around three weeks.

There the project had a joint workshop with Omani spatial planning students of the German University of Technology to gather all information and material needed for future working steps. Important tasks were the execution of expert interviews with different stakeholders, site visits, surveys with the inhabitants and cooperative drafts with the Omani students.

For the following semester the project will analyse and evaluate all information it gained through the excursion and will work on the final report with the intention to have suitable solutions for the challenges Muscat is facing.

Zuletzt aktualisiert am: 11.05.2018