Climate change increases precipitation and urbanisation leads to soil sealing. This 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 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.
You can find a more detailed description of the project in "About the project".