As part of Stormwater Poland 2021, we have prepared
5 thematically mixed sessions, divided into 2 conference days and a workshop day.
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Following the previous editions we would like to focus your attention on the correct and deliberate operation of stormwater systems. We know that the number of retention facilities and the length of storm drains are increasing and, at the same time, social demands for providing the necessary reliability of drainage systems functioning is increasing as well. This pressure, from our point of view, is too big to be coped with using only conventional tools. That is why we would like to hold a separate session at the conference dedicated to Intelligent Exploitation. Here we could demonstrate digital solutions connected with elements of artificial intelligence that will allow to dynamically manage drainage systems and stormwater. We are convinced that just like in our private and professional lives during lockdown just in exploitation we have to learn to do many things remotely since “Everything flows and nothing stands still!”
Debate - "The future in rainwater management"
If everything is to change, in order to sum up the conference we need a Debate about the future. Just like at previous events we would like to formulate specific actions to be done at the threshold of 2021 since we do not want Stormwater Poland conferences to be just a meeting, but an event that will change the world step by step in such a way that rainwater will be perceived as a valuable asset and not as threat. This is possible! A lot has changed so far! Can you recall that during Stormwater Poland 2017 we used the term wastewater instead of stormwater, and that we put forward the idea that Poland would benefit from a precipitation atlas just like KOSTRA in Germany, and that we all should financially support stormwater retention in any possible way?
At the time we did not think that retention would become an important issue raised during a presidential campaign in Poland and the European Union will change its New Green Deal policy and its battling the results of climate change. We are ahead of an interesting period of time when large financial means will flow to Poland. Are we going to use them well? The ability to manage rainwater is currently becoming a constraint for development of urban areas. Will the future development of infrastructure be paired with reasonable stormwater management? We want to further change the world of stormwater and cocreate the vision of friendly and safe cities in Poland, but we can all achieve this only by working together. That is why we encourage you to cooperate with us in creation of this event. We kindly ask you to share your experience and ideas on how to enrich the substantive side of your event, which key points have been laid out above. We encourage you to take active participation as speakers, panel experts, and workshop moderators. We cordially invite you to contact us because it is only your energy that can change anything and make everything flow in the right direction so that stormwater in Poland is used in a good way.