Integrated Storm Water Management

Climate change has led to more frequent and intense storm and rainfall events along with increased flooding, storm water runoff, and soil erosion. These are forcing planners and storm water specialists to develop strategies dealing with greater volume and velocity of storm water. At the same time, urban areas are densifying and land is more covered with sealed surfaces.

As the Baltic Sea region is estimated to face more frequent and heavier rainfalls, the current planning and management practices have proven to be weak in meeting these challenges. Thus, the project idea is to create higher quality, cleaner and safer urban environment and increase urban sustainability.


Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:37
Syvälahti swale dam

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.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:49
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!
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00
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.
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:46
4th iWater event
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.