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DayWater Bi-annual newsletter - March 05

Participating end-users in each country:
Each scientific partner is working with 1 to 7 end-users in his country for the field testing:
- Czech Republic: City of Karlin
- Danemark: City of Karlebo on several types of project
- France: Water and sewerage services of the two departments of Haut de Seine and Seine Saint Denis, Agglomerations of Lyon and Limoges, Association Marne Vive, Regulatory body on river Orge (SIVOA), Seine Normandie Water basin Agency (AESN)
- Greece: Consultancy office Dimitris Soter-oupoulis & Partners , Municipality of Anno lossia, Municipality of Patras
- Germany: City of Dresden, Wupperverband river basin association, Water body Emschergenossenschaft
- The Netherlands: Municipalities of Bergen and Nijmegen, Consultant TAUW, Water body Hoogheemraad schap van Schieland
- Sweden: Municipality of Hamarby
- United Kingdom: Epping Forest District Council, Sevenoaks District Council, Countryside Property


One part of the DayWater project deals with the development of a new modelling tool for simulating sources and fluxes in wastewater systems. By combining the modelling approaches in two previously developed models, STORM and SEWSYS, it is possible to use the new sources and flux modelling (SFM) tool to simulate different scenarios of stormwater source control practices. Results from long-term simulations with the SFM tool enable statistical analysis and the calculation of hydrological data such as hydrographs and runoff volumes. The user of the model has the option to employ either standard concentrations or the integrated pollutant generator from SEWSYS to calculate pollution loads. An example of the output from the pollutant generator is shown below. The pollution load is displayed per area category: wet deposition, roads, roofs and other impervious areas. It is also possible to study the sources of stormwater pollution in a specific catchment to a higher degree. The figure also shows how the total pollution for copper is distributed between the sources incorporated in the model. In this example corrosion of copper roofs and brake wear from vehicles are the dominating sources of copper pollution.

The six CityNet project coordinators met in September 2004 in Copenhagen in order to discuss the different dissemination strategies in the CityNet Cluster projects.


"Multi-criteria decision approaches to support sustainable drainage options for the treatment of highway and urban runoff"; Science of total environment 334-335 (2004), 251-260; B. Ellis, J.C. Deutsch, J.M. Mouchel, L. Scholes, M. Revitt
Chemical hazard identification and assessment tool for evaluation of stormwater priority pollutants; Water Science & Technology (2005); E. Eriksson, A. Baun, P.S. Mikkelsen, A. Ledin
Coping with uncertainty and risk in urban stormwater management; Proceedings of UPEM (Denmark); P.S. Mikkelsen, G. Geldof, C. de Roo, M.B. Hauger
Risks and problems in urban stormwater management from an end-user perspective across Europe; CityNet workshop (Ghent); M.B. Hauger, A. Ledin, P.S. Mikkelsen




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