Mon, Feb 17 | Tartu

Project “RainSolutions" 2nd Consortium Meeting

RainSolutions: the project evaluates and assesses NBS such as wetlands, green-roofs and retention ponds to clean water. NBS solutions are inspired by nature, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
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Time & Location

Feb 17, 2020, 9:00 AM GMT+1 – Feb 19, 2020, 7:00 PM GMT+1
Tartu, University of Tartu Library, W. Struve 1, Tartu

About the Event

18 February 2020 (General Meeting Venue: University of Tartu Library, W. Struve 1, Tartu – enter the main hall and follow the signs to the meeting room)

09:00 Arrival, registration and coffee/tea

09:15 Welcome by the host and management team

09:30 Institutional presentations outlining follow-up since the kick-off meeting

09:30 University of Tartu [UT]

09:50 University of Johannesburg [UJ]

10:00 University of Pretoria [UP]

10:10 VESI Environmental Ltd. [VESI]

10:30 Federal University of Technology [UTFPA]

10:45 Técnica y Proyectos S.A. [TYPSA]

11:05 Break

11:25 Oslo Metropolitan University [OMU]

11:55 Wageningen University and Research [WUR]

12:15 Lund University [ULUND and MALMÖ]

12:40 Danube Delta National Institute for R&D [DDNI]

13:00 Lunch (Gaudeamus, inside the library building)

13:40 Project description and plans for Work Packages (WP)

13:40 Output from WP1. Building on existing knowledge [UT].

14:00 Output from WP2. Improving landscape, environmental and water quality aspects of

urban water Resources [DDNI].

14:20 Output from WP3. Increasing urban resilience to climate pressures [WUR].

14:40 Progress update regarding WP4. Legal and institutional arrangements to sustain NBS

for social inclusion [OMU].

14:50 Progress update regarding WP7. Dissemination, stakeholder engagement and

communication [ULUND].

15:00 Progress update regarding WP8.Project management and coordination [ULUND].

15:10 Site visits (UT research sites: Green roof at local preschool and Vända constructed wetland) followed by coffee [UT]

16:45 RainSolutions Research Project Presentations:

16:45 Climate Scenario Analysis Based on Climate Chamber Experiments

(Shokoufeh, PhD student, ULUND)

17:15 Title to be provided (Adithya, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, WUR)

Other partner presentations (Call for expressions of interest is open.)

17:45 Meeting closes (provisional)

19:30 Dinner (Venue: Restaurant Joyce, Riia Steet 2, Tartu, The host will kindly pay for the food. Note that individuals pay for their drinks.)

19 February 2020 (General Meeting Venue: University of Tartu Library, W. Struve 1, Tartu – enter the main hall and follow the signs to the meeting room)

09:00 Welcome, coffee and Summary of Outcomes from the First Day

09:30 WP5/7. Framework application to selected case studies [VESI and OMU].]

10:00 Project deliverables check-up (D1-D13)

10:30 Discussion: Synergies and cooperation among partners

11:00 Open discussion: Future opportunities and possible joint collaborations.

11:30 Teamwork and team building exercises (Call for alternative proposals is open.)

a. Game of Floods (

b. Team Building Games


13:00 Lunch (Gaudeamus, inside the library building)

13:40 Advisory Board: Organisation, role, members and meetings, update [OMU]

14:10 Minutes, action points and deadlines, update [ULUND]

14:30 Plans for coming activities and events

15:05 Wrap-up and any other issues

15:15 Meeting closes

18:00 Get-together with those who stay in Tartu and are interested in local craft beer – Pühaste Cellar, Rüütli street 11, Tartu: (individuals pay for their food and drink)

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