RAINMAN – Towards higher adaptive capacity in urban water management

Project research area
Changing Environment Water Management Sustainable Building
Project duration
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021


Climate change increases precipitation and urbanisation leads to soil sealing. This leads to increasing storm water volumes and can cause sewage system overloads and urban flooding. Nutrients and hazardous substances can also contaminate fresh water resources if storm water is not treated properly.

The RAINMAN project helps to avoid sewage system overloads, to prevent urban flooding and to preserve fresh water resources.The project integrates solutions into city development guidelines and plans to maintain fresh water resources in a good state, despite a changing climate.

The project consortium includes municipalities and research organisations from St. Petersburg and from the regions of South-Savo, Päijät-Häme and Uusimaa in Finland. The Project Partners are the Geologial Survey of Finland, State Unitary Enterprise “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, the Russian State Hydrological Institute, the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority, the City of Lahti, and the City of Mikkeli.

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