The seminar is aimed to all with interest in the field, and it brings together representatives of research, business and public sector to discuss topics, such as prevention of the urban flooding and monitoring of the water quality in rivers and streams flowing to the Baltic Sea.
Please notice that there will be an exhibition for companies and research groups during the seminar day.
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Thank you to all participants, the seminar slides available here.
The project Baltic Flows has produced a draft document with outcomes of the past conference: Towards Smart Specialization in Urban Stormwater management: Integrating principles into Pratice, in Barcelona, Spain.
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Towards Smart Specialization in Urban Stormwater Management: Integrating Principles into Practice
- Building of cluster and partnerships at the local and regional level
- Boosting SME activity and cooperation
- Supporting sustainable strategies for resource efficiency in urban areas
- Advancing trans-national collaboration between Baltic and inland European regions
The event is open to the public and free of charge. We look forwards to seeing you in Barcelona and to a fruitful exchange of knowledge and ideas.
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Event Poster: PDF
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You can watch the event live at: www.urbanstormwater.live
You are we welcome to download the conference presentations below:
1. Tackling Societal Challenges in Smart Specialized Way-Fighting the Storm with Joint Innovation Willem Reek MCM, Conscious Development Company
2. Introduction to the Baltic Flows Project and Joint Action Plan Anne Paavolainen, Project Manager, University of Turku
3. Urban Stormwater and Rainwater Management at Local Level: Experiences in the Barcelona Area Enric Coll, Barcelona Provincial Council
4. Stormwater Management in Barcelona: Evolving Approaches Maria José Chesa, BCASA, Barcelona City Council
5. Green Infrastructure and USWM in Barcelona Roberto Soto, Dept. of Urban Planning, Barcelona City Council
6. Hamburg Urban Stormwater: Decentralized Systems in Existing Dense Urban Areas Prof. Wolfgang Dickhaut, HafenCity University Hamburg
7. Current Research in USWM in Barcelona Xavier Gabarrell/David Sauri, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
8. Stormwater Management and Cluster Building Tõnu Hein, Cleantech Estonia
9. Innovative Technologies and Methods in USWM Patrick Baltscheffsky, Beyondclearwater AB, Uppsala
10. Urban Rainwater Harvesting Technologies Ramon Garcia Sala, GEP Ibérica
11. Green Roofs Technologies-Targeting Retention Prof. Wolfgang Dickhaut, HafenCity University Hamburg
12. Site visit Joan Miró storm water retention tank, Maria Jose Chesa
Photos by: Sandijs Mešķis
Symposium "Sustainable Approaches to Urban Stormwater Management"
To present state-of-the-art concrete case studies on sustainable urban stormwater management with examples of best practices in countries from across the Baltic Sea region
To make contributions towards providing a better understanding of the connections between sustainable stormwater use and management
To offer a platform for efficient exchange of know-how, networking, and thematic related interactions among relevant stakeholders including local government officials, practitioners, and scientists in the field.
Outcomes of the Rainwater Infrastructure Adaptation Project, RISA, Mr. Christian Ebel, Hamburg Ministry for Urban Development and Environment (BSU)
Challenges and solutions of urban stormwatermanagement in South-West Finland, PhD Piia Leskinen, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Latvia: Status quo, Demands, Needs, and future steps in Stormwater Planning, Dr. Gunta Šlihta, Latvia (IPE)
Recommendations for planning and urban developmentalonglake Mälaren - Respondingtoa risingsealevel, Helena Brunnkvist, Åsa Blomster and Greta Hebel, Uppsala County Administrative Board (UCAB)
Solutions for stormwater-friendly parking lots in Tallinn, Maret Merisaar (TUT)
Nature-based techonologies for innovation in water management (NatureWat), Dr. Enrica Uggetti, Cristina Ávila, Marianna Garfí, Joan García, The Action Group
Coordination of European Commission 7th Framework Programme BalticFlows Project
Technology Research Center, University of Turku, Finland
M.Sc. REAP Ana Maria Jones
Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences”
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Tallinn workshop "Solutions and initiatives in stormwater management"
Estonian Minister for the Environment to open the BalticFlows project wide Tallinn workshop: Solutions and initiatives in stormwater management
“We are here to discuss and further generate new ideas for technological innovation in storm water management – to see what we already have and think of what we could do more” stated the Estonian Minister of Environment, Mati Raidma, at his opening speech. The participating SMEs from the Baltic Sea Regions gave short presentations on their storm water management related solutions available and under development. After the presentations the workshop led to several new initiatives and discussions on storm water management and water quality.
The Estonian Minister of Environment concluded his welcoming speech: “The Estonian Ministry of the Environment is one of the supporters of today’s initiative and therefore, we highly appreciate this cooperation between private companies, municipalities and research organisations. We see a clear need for coming up with new ideas that require close cooperation between all the stakeholders. And for that purpose you are here today.”
MaterialsNew initiatives (pdf) Presentations (pdf) SME's present in Tallinn workshop, presentations (pdf): BIRCO CMI FCG Flydog Grupa93 LAR Process Analysers Luode Consulting Masinotek Raineo, Pipelife Estonia SweCin Upwis Heival Consulting, selective detection of PAH
Radio Interview with Mr. Rene Reisner from the Ministry of Environment
Press releases in media: Delfi; BNS; Meie maa
2nd of December 2014, Ministry of Environment - Narva mnt 7a,
Tallinn workshop allows stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) to find potential joint activities and aid in identifying the potential sources of funding. Workshop provides an opportunity to demonstrate innovative solutions to public sector representatives. Organisations from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany and Sweden are expected to participate in the workshop. Event is free of charge.
For product or service providers: Opportunity to demonstrate technological solutions to public sector representatives and other organisations from 5 different countries. For all participating organisations: Opportunity to find potential cooperation partners and service providers. Ideal place to market services, share information and apply for future funding of joint initiatives. All participants can find common BSR cluster initiatives they want to take part of.
Additional information:How to travel to the venue Event Flyer (pdf)
Research Symposium "Sustainable Rainwater Management"
Tuesday, 10th June 2014
09:00 - 16:30
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
During the project, consortium will arrange two project wide workshops, two mentoring events and an open seminar towards the end of the project. All events open for the partners and interest groups outside the project consortium will be announced here