iWater project searches innovative storm water solutions

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is taking part of iWater project (Integrated Storm Water Management), funded by Central Baltic Programme. Our commission is responsible for leading capacity building and communication work packages. The project was kicked off by all project partners in Helsinki in early March 2016. One of the key elements of the project is to find innovative storm water solutions for the pilot sites in seven partner cities. The international student competition organized by Aalto University already produced ideas for some pilot sites.

The search of innovative ideas will continue this summer in the international iWater summer schools. 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 summer schools are expected to provide fresh and inspiring ideas for developing storm water solutions for iWater pilot sites.

More information about summer schools can be found at the iWater project website.