News for topic Water

EMPEREST project addressing PFAS kicks-off in Turku

Published: 16 February 2023
The kick-off meeting of the project EMPEREST, led by the UBC SCC, was hosted in the city of Turku on 6-8 February 2023. Learn more about the starting project addressing micropollutants!
Topics: Water

New funding call launched at Interreg BSR conference

Published: 2 November 2022
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Conference gathered 300 participants to inspire each other with past project achievements and ambitions met by the opening opportunities.

Interview with Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiecik, Co-Chair of the UBC SCC

Published: 14 June 2022
Starting from 2022, the new Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is Ms Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiecik, City of Gdańsk. We took an interview with her to learn about relevant sustainability topics for Gdańsk and the city's current activities in climate adaptation.

Cities making the most of the project funding

Published: 6 April 2022
Interreg Baltic Sea Region launched the new programme to shape the future of the Baltic Sea Region. In 2021–2027, transnational cooperation is particularly targeted at cities in the region – and we take a moment to recognize active project cooperation by UBC member cities!

The annual CDP report for 2021 is finally here

Published: 1 April 2022
The report of 2021 looks into another successful year of UBC-CDP cooperation, as we follow the paths of 21 UBC member cities to climate goals 2030.

Invitation to join Green City Accord initiative

Published: 3 December 2021
While the EU’s policies over the years have led to significant progress in improving the environment, and in raising standards across the EU Member States, many environmental challenges still prevail. With more than 70% of the EU’s population currently living in urban areas, cities are critical to meeting the EU's environmental objectives and in helping the EU to become a more sustainable region.

Strategic regional influence and tools for practitioners: BSR WATER results

Published: 3 November 2021
Over 3 years of implementation, BSR WATER platform provided significant input into the regional policies. The variety of produced results can also be used by different regional stakeholders, including practitioners in the water sector.

Policy recommendations for implementing the integrated stormwater management

Published: 1 June 2021
This publication was developed within the platform project BSR WATER as one of its key outputs. The report was prepared by the project partner Riga City Council with support from BSR WATER partners, and it is based on the surveys and interviews with 25 cities from 10 countries around the Baltic Sea. The cities that contributed to the survey – many of those UBC members!
Topics: Water

Likable solutions for sponge cities

Published: 28 May 2021
City as a sponge

Plastics and the hidden threat to your health

Published: 29 April 2021
NonHazCity Plastic Diet – Plastics and the Hidden Threat to your Health
Topics: Water

Pathways to remove hazardous substances from wastewater

Published: 18 February 2021
To address this issue, on 16 February 2021 we organized a workshop "Pathways to targeted PFAS removal – from policy to technology" to discuss the approaches to PFAS removal, joined by 50 participants. The workshop was held by the seed project EMPEREST that focuses on the current situation and viable solutions regarding sources and pathways of PFAS in the Baltic Sea region.
Topics: Water

Baltic Smart Water Hub: designed for water experts

Published: 2 February 2021
Exchange of experience – this request always appears when an expert community begins to assess the needs of a sector. All organizations accumulate knowledge, but how to ensure its continuous exchange to give it volume and perspective? Transnational projects can be one of the answers here, providing examples of effective institutional capacity building, novel technologies implemented in the region and efficient low-cost solutions.
Topics: Water