Project news

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 13:30

iWater final conference marks the end of the successful project!

Integrated Stormwater Management (iWater) project held its final conference on 7–8 May 2018 in Riga and Jelgava, Latvia. iWater aims at improving urban planning by development of integrated and multifunctional stormwater management, thus creating higher quality, cleaner and safer urban environment and increasing urban sustainability. The event successfully concluded the project that has engaged over 500 stakeholders and produced several tangible outputs.

Syvälahti swale dam
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 13:41

Stormwater management examples in Turku ready to visit

Last September, during the iWater 4th international event, the city of Turku had the opportunity of showing built-out stormwater management solutions in four different sites.

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 15:16

Green Area Factor Tool helps to maintain green spaces in cities

In iWater project, the city of Helsinki´s Green Area Factor Tool is one of the main tools, and it has been now updated bringing storm water elements a greater weight. The Tool has been adopted and piloted in other partner cities, and finally incorporated in the land-use planning process. You will find the updated Green Area Factor Tool in our website during December 2017!
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 15:06

iWater Toolbox launched – solutions to prevent floods and create attractive cities!

iWater – Integrated Storm Water Management project (2015-2018) provides new approaches and tools for urban planning ─ for greener, safer, more sustainable and attractive cities. The iWater introduces toolbox that provides both basic and detailed knowledge about stormwater management.
4th iWater event
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:38

iWater partners met in Turku to discuss integrated storm water management plans in cities

Over 30 iWater project partners met in the city of Turku for capacity building, follow up on the project progress and for fruitful discussions on 25-27 September 2017. The 4th international iWater event took place in the beautiful archipelago island of Ruissalo, which is one of the Natura 2000 nature protection areas.
Clean beach event in Turku_Picture: City of Turku
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 09:16

Not just clean beaches - iWater joins the work to prevent marine littering

iWater in Turku wanted to take part in the Clean Beaches event with two posters that would help increasing awareness among passers-by of the negative effects of littering in our waterbodies. The event was an opportunity to show that litter found in the sea and the river is not necessarily directly thrown into them. In fact, most of it may come from far away.
iWater team in Söderhamn
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:29

Learn from others - Meeting in Söderhamn

iWater team met in Municipality of Söderhamn earlier this spring at the 3rd international meeting. Besides the training of the integrated storm water management (ISWM) and green area factor tool (GAF), the team had a chance to visit Granskär´s wetland and get to know the host city´s urban planning processes. The agenda included capacity building and green area factor (GAF) worskhops among others. More than 40 participants studied and learned how to implement integrated storm water plans in their cities.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:17

iWater granted with EUSBSR Flagship status

iWater - Integrated Storm Water Management project (2015 – 2018) has been granted for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region´s HA Climate Flagship Status. The flagship status is a recognition for the iWater´s work for transnational cooperation within urban planning and integrated storm water management.

iWater team in Turku
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 14:28

Developing successful urban planning on storm water management

iWater – Integrated Storm Water Management project took an important step forward during its 2nd international event that was held in the City of Turku on 28–29 September 2016.

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 14:25

Summer Schools for innovative management solutions

iWater summer schools will be organized with the aim to produce innovative storm water management solutions for the iWater pilot sites. The summer schools will be organized by the Aalto University in close collaboration with local universities and partner cities, engaging university teachers, students and civil servants to jointly develop practical storm water solutions. The 5-day intensive studio courses will take place in Latvia (14–18 June), Sweden (27 June–1 July 2016), and Estonia (11–15 July 2016).