Storm water study trip
Time: 14-16 August 2013
Place: Malmö, Sweden
CITYWATER organized a study trip to Malmö, Sweden 14-16 August 2013, to learn more about different storm water solutions. During three fruitful days the participants got to know e.g. the housing exhibition area Bo01 and the Eco-city Augustenborg. The storm water techniques included solutions such as vegetated roofs, swales, ponds and permeable pavings.
The group consisted of 30 civil servants from different departments at the City of Helsinki, Tallinnn City and City of Turku.
During the stay in Malmö they experienced both rain…
…and warm sunny days:
See pictures from the areas that the group visited:
The “Eco-city Augustenborg” has a wide range of sustainable stormwater management solutions. The implementation of the storm water systems has been part of transforming Augustenborg from a problem area into a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable settlement.
Toftanäs wetland park
The Toftanäs wetland park was created in the end of the 1980:s, to handle storm water runoff from a new development area including both commercial purposes and private housing. Instead of constructing a conventional draining system, a detention pond was built. Positive effects of the wetland park include some treatment of the stormwater and increased biodiversity.