Urban surface waters play an important role for the diversity of a city, the recreation of its citizens, the urban microclimate and in some cases also for drinking water quality. However, urban lake and river ecosystems are exposed to various stressors – among them combined sewer overflows (CSO) and storm water discharges – whose impact is expected to increase with climate change and ongoing urbanization.
The workshop will identify current and future challenges for urban waters and discuss the legal framework for the protection of surface waters from CSO impacts. Management tools and early-warning systems for tackling different kinds of impacts will be introduced. Among others, selected results from the demonstration of an impact-based planning instrument for CSO control in Berlin (from the EU funded PREPARED project) will be presented.
This workshop is part of TRACK 2. Urban Delta Technology, Planning and Management.
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