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.
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 – 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.
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).
The iWater kick off meeting took place in Helsinki on 2–4 March. Around 50 participants from all membering cities gathered for a three-day kick off meeting in a wintery landscape in Helsinki. The programme included presentations on storm water solutions in the partnering cities and project´s pilot sites among others. In addition, the meeting was also a good place for the partners to network and meet stakeholders.
iWater - Integrated Storm Water Management project aims to improve the urban planning in the cities of the Baltic Sea Region via developing integrated storm water management system. During the years 2015–2018, common guidelines and tools of integrated storm water management will be developed in the partnering cities with the involvement of local stakeholder and interest groups.