News for topic Water

Baltic Cities Bulletin "Towards green and just transition"

Published: 17 May 2024
Our Sustainable Cities Commission co-created the spring 2024 edition of the Baltic Cities Bulletin under the topic "Towards green and just transition"!

Solutions for cities in the work against PFAS pollution

Published: 31 March 2024
UBC TALKS webinar in March tackled a complex issue of PFAS: hazardous and extremely persistent substances, which are an emerging concern for cities. The webinar presented solutions developed in the EMPEREST project aiming at reducing the amount of PFAS and other organic micropollutants in the water management cycle.
Topics: Water

UBC Sustainable Cities visiting Brussels for the European Ocean Days

Published: 20 March 2024
The European Ocean Days in Brussels welcomed water-related projects, experts, businesses and policy makers. Within this event umbrella, a series of events were organized by different key actors in the field.

PFAS Roadshow and EMPEREST visit Tartu

Published: 22 February 2024
EMPEREST 1st international workshop in Tartu hosted over 80 participants discussing the measures at source and treatment steps for PFAS to ensure good aquatic environment and water quality.
Topics: Water

Interview with MEP Nils Torvalds on updating the Wastewater Treatment Directive

Published: 3 November 2023
Read the interview about the process of updating the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive with the Member of European Parliament Mr Nils Torvalds: how this will influence the wastewater sector, and where the EMPEREST project comes in.

Strategic directions and concrete actions at the EUSBSR 14th Annual Forum

Published: 11 October 2023
The EUSBSR Annual Forum in Riga brought most valuable insights, best practices, and strategic discussions on the legacy and future of our region. Here are the highlights from our Commission!

Sustainable revitalisation of Turku areas

Published: 21 September 2023
Mid-September is the perfect time to visit Turku, an ambitiously smart and sustainable city in Finland, working towards reaching carbon neutrality already in 2029. Turku is built around the river Aura – but what’s more important (at least where the international cooperation is concerned), it also stands on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Like in many other cities, for a long time Turku citizens have had a limited access to the sea due to different industries and port activities.

Co-developing PFAS risk assessment plans in Riga

Published: 8 June 2023
The EMPEREST project started the process of identifying potential PFAS risks on the municipal level with a series of workshops for the project consortium and invited local experts in Riga.
Topics: Water

Learning about PFAS from Sweden

Published: 10 May 2023
The journey of mapping best practices in addressing micropollutants and especially PFAS in water continues for the project EMPEREST led by UBC Sustainable Cities Commission, and on 3-5 May 2023 our consortium visited Stockholm.
Topics: 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.