Scientific publication: European stakeholders’ visions and needs for stormwater in future urban drainage systems
Co-UDlabs project partners, GRAIE, INSA Lyon, Aalborg University, IKT, Universidade da Coruña, EAWAG, Deltares and University of Sheffield have published a paper in the Urban Water Journal. This paper is available in open access.
Transitioning urban drainage systems to serve water-smart societies requires the involvement of different disciplines and stakeholders. However, stakeholders have different visions and needs from the transitioning process (e.g in terms of financing, policy adaptation and system management) these also vary between regions and countries. Identifying such different needs for stakeholders is necessary to propose practical adaptation strategies. Therefore, evidence of needs as reflected in policy papers and legislation in seven European countries was collected. Knowledgeable individuals in the urban drainage community were asked about their visions. Results show that whilst there is consensus on the challenges, visions on how to transition are diverse, indicating that more interaction between the different stakeholder groups is required to develop consensus. Additionally, organisational and legislative structures often slow down the necessary change processes.
Ttile: European stakeholders’ visions and needs for stormwater in future urban drainage systems
Authors: Katharina Tonderaa,b, Elodie Brelota, Fanny Fontanela, Frédéric Cherquib, Jesper Ellerbæk Nielsenc, Thomas Brüggemannd, Iain Naismithe, Marcel Goerked, Joaquín Suárez Lópezf, Jörg Rieckermanng, João P. Leitãog, François H.L.R. Clemens-Meyerh, Antonio Moreno-Rodenash, Simon Taiti and José Anta
Cite as: Katharina Tondera, Elodie Brelot, Fanny Fontanel, Frédéric Cherqui, Jesper Ellerbæk Nielsen, Thomas Brüggemann, Iain Naismith, Marcel Goerke, Joaquín Suárez López, Jörg Rieckermann, João P. Leitão, François H.L.R. Clemens-Meyer, Antonio Moreno-Rodenas, Simon Tait & José Anta (2023) European stakeholders’ visions and needs for stormwater in future urban drainage systems, Urban Water Journal, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2023.2211559