Major progress has been achieved in protecting European freshwaters through works associated with implementing the Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWTD) and other Directives. However, urban pollution still poses a threat to the quality of the receiving water bodies.
StopUP will equip drainage engineers and supporting experts with better solutions for managing urban surface water runoff taking into account the project pressures due to climate change.
Objective 1: Enabling advanced methods for the monitoring...
This European project runs from September 2022 till August 2025. You can follow along the progress on this project via this website.
StopUP will communicate the research and findings by publishing articles, blog posts and social media posts.
There are nine partners and two associated partners, collaborating on the StopUP project.
- Norway (NO)
- The United Kingdom (UK)
- The Netherlands (NL)
- Belgium (BE)
- Germany (DE)
- Switzerland (CH)
- Italy (IT)
- Tunesia (TN)
"This project will help us to understand how we can protect the water quality of our brooks and streams even better, so we can preserve life in our rivers for the future."
"StopUP provides us with the variety of settings & environments to thoroughly test our multisensor approach and advanced sampling algorithms."
“In StopUP we use Life Cycle Assessments to find sustainable solutions to collect, retend and treat storm water in urban areas.”
"We are looking forward to developing a simple development planning tool that supports the design and delivery of green infrastructure by recognising its value to water quality management through reducing volumes of runoff from regular rainfall events"
"We believe that this project is crucial to prevent that we contaminate our ecosystem as a result of increased investments in rain water buffering and infiltration, without taking water quality into account, to make European urban areas more resilient for climate change."
"There is huge potential to better utilise existing wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure through optimised operation. In StopUP we will demonstrate how improved sewer network and WWTP management reduces uncontrolled spills to the environment."
"Tauw strives to contribute to a sustainable living environment by combining strong expertise with valuable partnerships. In StopUP fits perfectly within this goal. We participate to gain more knowledge in treatment of urban runoff waters by natural and renewable materials (the Urban Rainshell)."
"In StopUP we will work together with 11 international partners to shed more light on urban pollution and define new solution strategies that will be of great importance for future environmental protection and climate adaption."
"We expect to assess and mitigate the pollution impact of the combined sewer overflows of Bologna on receiving water bodies close to the city! We also expect to gain a comprehensive, European vision of urban drainage systems."