Three international researchers gave each lecture, focusing on climate change in relation to various aspects of stormwater management, as well as what opportunities it offers in the stormwater area.
Simon Tait, professor at the University of Sheffield and member of the DRIZZLE Scientific Board, told that recently have sewer overflow been widely reported in the UK. In 2017. For example, Thames Water was sued to pay £ 20.3 million for large discharges of contaminated water. In addition, the Government has decided that more than 10,000 points around the UK where sewer overflow can take place will be monitored by 2020, and that they will be completely fixed and gone by 2050.
Peter Steen Mikkelsen, professor at DTU, Denmark, talked about the three-step method, which can be used in planning for sustainable stormwater management. Existing methods for stormwater management have been classified into three different rainfall categories. The idea is that a combination of methods from three categories should be used in stormwater planning, in order to be able to handle everything in a sustainable way, from a small drizzle to cloudburst.
Lian Lundy, professor at Middlesex University London and as well LTU, pointed to factors that increases the need for change in the stormwater area, and what opportunities it offers. She also emphasized the importance of thinking new - we cannot solve today's and tomorrow's challenges by using the same mindset that created them.