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The EU has set an ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. Achieving this will require efforts on all fronts and governance levels from national to local. Even though cities are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, they are also uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in both mitigating and adapting to its effects. In 2021, the Union of the Baltic Cities has launched the…
Type: Publication
We have faced a very active second part of 2021, with various strategic frameworks we have co-developed with you, finalising large projects with pilots and solutions that can now be replicated in other cities, while the member cities' experiences and knowledge are being taken further to the regional policy level. Further, the year 2021 saw remarkable progress on the local level towards meeting…
Type: eBulletin
The "Guidelines on integrated model for Water-Sludge-Energy cooperation" have been published in September 2021. The document was developed within the framework of the BSR WATER platform by the University of Tartu.
Type: Publication
One of the key outputs of BSR WATER platform is the "Regional palette of solutions to recycle nutrients and other valuable components" (PDF document is available on HELCOM website). It was published as a HELCOM document, and it was developed in cooperation with the University of Tartu. BSR WATER platform is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020.
Type: Video
Topic: Water
As one of the partners in the BSR WATER platform, Riga City Council contributed to the development of the policy recommendations for implementing the integrated stormwater management. BSR WATER platform is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020.
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, After 14 months of living in a pandemic, our region is slowly but steadily recovering from this challenging time. It is to be seen in the future how these extraordinary circumstances will have impacted ourselves, our ways of working and our future cooperation – perhaps also what we have learned going through this! Summer is around the corner and we are awaiting sunny days and…
Type: eBulletin
Topic: Mobility, Water
The webinar on 25 May 2021 focused on strengthening urban resilience in relation to the water management. Ensuring that the city is adapted to the climate change consequences is crucial, and it's also important to ensure the efficiency of the water sector in the city. Presentations and materials
Type: Video
The publication "Regional and national policy recommendations for implementing the integrated stormwater management in the Baltic Sea Region" was developed within the platform project BSR WATER. The report is prepared by the project partner Riga City Council, on the basis of surveys and interviews with 25 cities of the Baltic Sea Region and with support from BSR WATER partners.
Type: Publication
Dear UBC colleagues, From the heart of the winter we send You our first Bulletin of the year 2021! We are happy to announce that in 2021 the Union of the Baltic Cities is celebrating its 30 years anniversary! There are many activities planned for the year in projects, webinars and conferences. Throughout this year we will be looking back at the results of a long and successful cooperation in the…
Type: eBulletin
Topic: Mobility, Water
Dear UBC colleagues, We hope you are all fine despite this extraordinary situation. We are facing a new kind of challenge under the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us during this spring are working from our homes.
Type: eBulletin
Topic: Mobility, Water
The webinar "Climate change adaptation through smart stormwater management" was organized on 28 April 2020. It included a presentation on modern sustainable stormwater management, as well as examples from the cities around the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen, Helsinki and Gdansk. All speakers highlighted current trends in the extreme weather events in their cities and provided a wide range of approaches…
Type: Video
You can read more about the biofiltration stormwater solution in the Maunulanpuisto Park in the Baltic Smart Water Hub. This video is from the site visit of BSR WATER platform project partners to the Maunulanpuisto Park in Helsinki, where the city has implemented several stormwater solutions. The visit was done in March 2020. Learn more about the BSR WATER activities on the platform website.
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, We hope that you had a refreshing end to 2019 and are now ready to take on whatever challenges and opportunities the year 2020 will bring. It’s a new decade and time to renew ourselves and reactivate our UBC network. The most important element of our network is our members: the cities and municipalities around the Baltic Sea Region. We want to engage you and your city in new…
Type: eBulletin
The first UBC webinar of 2020, UBC TALKS about marine litter, was held on 21 January 2020. The webinar included the presentation from HELCOM about the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter, as well as four presentations from UBC member cities (St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki, Turku, Rostock) with their actions regarding this common challenge. Presentations available
Type: Video
Topic: Water
The report on Lifelong Learning and Wastewater Treatment in the Baltic Sea Region describes the state of the art, opportunities and challenges in sustainable lifelong learning for wastewater treatment operators in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
The publication Baltic Sea protection commitments introduces voluntary commitments implemented by the partners of the IWAMA project together with the Baltic Sea Challenge network to improve the state of the Baltic Sea. All commitments are described in this publication to inspire other organisations in the region to take proactive role in protecting the sensitive environment of the Baltic Sea.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
The publication "Онлайн-платформа Baltic Smart Water Hub" contains cases of good practices and technical solutions launched in the Baltic Sea Region that are published on the online platform. The cases selected by their relevance have been translated to the Russian language to support lifelong learning in Belarus and Russia in the field of smart water management, and to transfer knowledge and…
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
Key figure data for energy benchmark of the wastewater treatment sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Topic: Energy, Water
Key figure data for sludge benchmark of the wastewater treatment sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
Current stormwater management practices consider just one unique solution, pipes. However, over the last decades, the conventional stormwater drainage has been proven insufficient to manage all impacts related to urban runoff. Cities all over the world are facing common challenges of increasing stormwater floods, and degradation of natural resources and infrastructure caused by climate change and…
Type: Publication
The toolbox introduces the most commonly used approaches and concrete tools for urban stormwater management. The toolbox is especially aimed at landscape architects, architects, and urban planners and designers, including those interested in or working with the design, planning or management of urban water.
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Water
The leaflet presents the focus areas and major activities planned in the IWAMA project.
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
Spring and summer expectations – focus on positive next steps Dear UBC colleagues,
Type: eBulletin
The Moment of Cities and Sustainability
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic: Energy, Water