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With the development of cities and the climate change, the natural water circulation is disturbed, which results in reduced water infiltration and evapotranspiration while the surface runoff increases significantly and more frequent flooding occurs in cities. With more consequences to come – lower supply of groundwater and change of the city microclimate, – steps needs to be taken to implement sustainable storm water management.
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In 2016, the sea trout population in a city stream of Helsinki was in trouble. A large deliberate leakage of oil from a garage in the nearby industrial area contaminated the side stream and threatened the whole population. Storm water running to the stream was deteriorated by smaller accidental oil leakages and loading of hazardous substances from the nearby busy streets. Thus, a delicate stream ecosystem in the middle of the city, a densely built catchment area, and very little space for any management structures to clean the storm waters. What to do?
The VillageWaters Project was launched to identify and propose the most effective wastewater treatment solutions for sparsely populated area households using independent water purification systems. How did the project encourage households to implement the new treatment systems and how a suitable and effective wastewater treatment solution can be selected?
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