METHODOLOGICAL INSTRUCTIONS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
- YEAR: 2020 – 2021
Jurijs Kondratenko, Daina Ievina, Marta Zemite, Floris Boogaard, Ilze Ruksane, Arnita Verza, Klinta Alpa-Sulmane
- RESEARCH WAS CARRIED OUT IN COOPERATION WITH: CLEANTECH LATVIA
The project “Methodological instructions and design guidelines for the use of sustainable rainwater management solutions” was research funded by the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund in 2018. The project aimed to develop methodological guidelines for rainwater treatment solutions corresponding to the specifics of Latvia and to develop practical design guidelines for the implementation of specific solutions. This project can provide technical support for planning a flood risk reduction on both national and local levels, as well as promote the use of sustainable rainwater management solutions in the long run—providing solutions to improve settlement resilience to climate change and reduce pollution of water bodies.
Overall, 3 publications have been made:
- “Summary of scientific literature and international experience on the use of sustainable rainwater management solutions by the specifics of Latvia for the treatment of rainwater in different building situations for different pavements”
(Solutions applicable to typical natural conditions, including high groundwater levels, freezing in winter, thawing in spring etc.);
- “Methodological instructions for typical rainwater treatment”
(Solutions applicable in various typical construction situations, including parking lots of shopping malls and offices, courtyards of apartment buildings etc.);
- “Development of legislation in the field of sustainable rainwater management”
(Sustainable management of rainwater, improving the resilience of populated areas to climate change and reducing water pollution through rain gardens, bioswales, ponds, retention and detention basins, permeable pavement etc.).
More information about the research https://cleantechlatvia.com/lv/2022/03/09/8290/