Employees of SUE "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg" reading flow meter monitoring data.

How to prepare St. Petersburg’s wastewater system for a changing climate?

RAINMAN project press release

As part of the RAINMAN Project, SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” together with other project partners identified conditions that can cause flooding of the wastewater disposal system. The performance of the system has been assessed in four typical development zones: new construction, green areas, existing and historical built-up environment.

With the help of hydraulic modelling, the partners developed recommendations to adapt the system to increased rainfall and to improve urban environment. The suitability of the recommended measurements was assessed. The work resulted and a list of engineering solutions to reduce flooding of the wastewater disposal system.

A summary of results is available at the webpage of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”.
English version: http://www.vodokanal.spb.ru/files/documents/rainman/rainman%20results%20eng.pdf
Russian version: http://www.vodokanal.spb.ru/files/documents/rainman/rainman%20results%20rus.pdf

Visit also http://projects.gtk.fi/rainman.

Contact: Johannes Klein, Geological Survey of Finland
Email: johannes.klein@gtk.fi