Integrated Stormwater management toolbox



The Toolbox introduces the most commonly used approaches and concrete tools for urban stormwater management. It is targeted at landscape architects, architects, urban planners and designers, including those interested in or working with the design, planning or management of urban water.

The approach used assumes the necessary integration of storm water management into urban planning and development processes at all levels. Stormwater is a resource rather than a problem, and can support positive ecological and social urban dynamics.

The tools introduced in the toolbox are organized in the table based on two systems. Firstly, they are classified according to the level of detail and the context in which they are applied. These classes are indicated by four different colours of the toolsheets. Secondly, all the tools and approaches are organized under three-point method.

We suggest that at least one method or approach should be applied from each point to cover all the steps of integrated stormwater management.



Point 1

Urban resilience


Point 2

Technical optimization


Point 3

Day-to-Day values

Strategic approaches

Strategic Approaches



Planning support tools and programs


Design / Structural solutions