Upcoming events

New Water Ways Final Seminar

New water in old cities – what new possibilities can research give us?

Globally many cities observe an increasing trend of extreme rainfall episodes and flooding of streets and buildings. How can they adapt to avoid costly damages? How can stormwater management be organized and financed and how can we get citizens on board?

Join our seminar on Monday 20.9. from 12-15.30!

The seminar is free of charge, but you have to register here to get a streaming-link.


12.00 – 12.05Welcome Isabel Seifert-Dähnn, NIVA, project coordinator New Water Ways
12.05 – 12.20Introduction Kim Paus, NMBU
Economics of stormwater management – benefits, stormwater fees and financing
12.20 – 12.40Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of green- and blue measures to reduce urban floods and improve water quality in Grefsen-Kjelsås Gert-Jan Wilbers, Wageningen Environmental Research
12.40 – 13.00Stormwater fees – international experience and possible application in Norway David N. Barton, NINA
13.00 – 13.20Financing nature-based solutions for stormwater management – international experience and transferability to Norway Ingvild Skumlien Furuseth and Isabel Seifert-Dähnn, NIVA
13.20 – 13.30Q&A of all talks
13.30 – 13.40Break
Stormwater management – take the citizens on board!
13.40 – 14.00What happens if – modelling the local dynamics of stormwater policy implementation Brooke Wilkerson, University of Bergen
14.00 – 14.20How citizens can support stormwater management – outcomes and learning from a Citizens Panel Håkon Iversen, SoCentral
14.20 – 14.30Break
Ways ahead in stormwater management – Panel discussion
14.30 – 15.20Panel discussion: How should stormwater management in 2050 look like? And how can we get there? What are the biggest challenges for an integrated management of urban (storm)water? What is the most important we can do now?
15.20 – 15.30Concluding remarks Isabel Seifert-Dähnn