Reclaiming Stormwater Ecosystem Services by Education and Multi-actor Dialogue
The project contributes to a sustainable development of a prosperous Baltic Sea region by developing a teaching and training course on sustainable urban stormwater management and related ecosystem services. The course will bring together students, decision makers, planners and other professionals for a multi-actor, mutual learning programme, comprising on-site lectures, workshops and online courses. The course will be embedded and disseminated through the Baltic University Programme to reach stakeholders from the entire Baltic Sea region.
The project will demonstrate the potential of sustainable stormwater management to respond to the increasing risk of urban flooding, induced by climate change, and for the improvement of urban ecosystems. It will demonstrate state-of-the art approaches and the innovation potential and capacities in the Baltic Sea region related to sustainable stormwater management.
Through its multi-actor approach and active knowledge and experience exchange across the Baltic Sea region, the project will foster macro-regional cooperation and developments.
The expected project results are:
- New, open online course on sustainable stormwater management and ecosystem services
- Improved education in environmental engineering with respect to stormwaters
- Improved cooperation between relevant stakeholders in Finland, Lithuania and Germany