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UrbanStormwaterRisk – Management of Urban Water Monitoring, Developing Stormwater Risk Planning and Early Warning Service

UrbanStormwaterRisk – Management of Urban Water Monitoring, Developing Stormwater Risk Planning and Early Warning Service

The project aims to develop novel monitoring and modelling techniques and technologies for urban stormwater systems. The project developments facilitate the development of an early warning system that prevents flooding and possible pollutants from entering natural water bodies.

The project is a pilot effort to establish close cooperation on urban stormwater management between Finland and China. In Finland, the cities of Turku and Pori are piloting the novel developments, while in PRC, the city of Foshan is linked to the project as a pilot city.

The expected project results are:

  • Generate policy suggestions, exchange experience, know-how and best practices on urban water quality management under climate change.
  • Cost-efficient real-time low-maintenance urban water monitoring pilots using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies; compilation of mutual R&D project proposals to develop new technology, software and methodologies for water quality monitoring.
  • Stormwater flood and quality risk maps taking into account climate change for pilot city/cities; tools and methods for stormwater flood and quality risk mapping; real-time flood predictions and early warning service for pilot city/cities.
  • Urban stormwater flood risk management plans (FRMPs) following the principles of Integrated Flood Management and the Floods Directive of the EU for pilot city/cities.
  • Dissemination of the project results to decision makers and responsible authorities and into urban planning processes.