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Urban river basin enhancement methods

Objective

Urbanisation, and modification, of watercourses commonly causes severe degradation. Improving the water quality, ecology, aesthetics, amenity and social value of urban watercourses will increase the sustainability of European cities. The objectives of URBEM are to: develop tools to assess the potential for rehabilitation of urban watercourses; research urban specific rehabilitation technique; provide decision-making support methodologies to let urban authorities undertake rehabilitation. These objectives will be achieved by monitoring and information gathering at urban watercourse study sites across Europe. The results of URBEM will give an understanding of urban watercourses, and allow more rehabilitation projects to be facilitated. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, consultants and urban authorities will undertake the work, and allow extensive dissemination of the project results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HR WALLINGFORD LTD
Address
Howbery Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

CENTRE FOR URBAN WATER
United Kingdom
Address
Hanover Steps 44, St George's Fields
W2 2YG London
CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
3 Bis,quai Chauveau 3 Bis
69336 Lyon
INSTITUTE FOR ECOLOGICAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Germany
Address
Weberplatz 1
01217 Weissig - Dresden
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais
1096-001 Lisboa
JAVNO PODJETJE VODOVOD-KANALIZACIJA D.O.O
Slovenia
Address
Krekov Trg 10
1000 Ljubljana
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
Address
101,Avenida Do Brasil 101
1701-066 Lisboa
NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
Address
Cole Street, 6-8
SE14YH London
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
NE1 8PH Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 2
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Drummond Buildin, Devonshire Terrace
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne