Program

Conference Agenda


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

WaterFolder Connect
Prof. Paweł Licznar - RetencjaPL
Tomasz Grochowski - RetencjaPL
10:00 - 10:20
Intelligent retention control - it's already happening!
Grzegorz Boguś - Ecol-Unicon
10:20 - 10:35
Stormwater infrastructure management in the municipality of Vilnius, Lithuania
Tadas Autukas - UAB "Grinda"
Egidijus Steponavičius - UAB "Grinda"
10:35 - 10:50
Intelligent operation of retention and drainage systems
Agnieszka Wrzesińska - Wavin Polska
10:50 - 11:05
Evolution of rainwater sewerage operation
Andrzej Osiński - PZiTS Appraiser
11:05 - 11:20
Methods of optimizing the operation of pumping stations with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of torrential rains
Tomasz Sionkowski - Grundfos
11:20 - 11:35
From inventory to modeling - on the example of rainfall sewage system in Krakow
Marcin Glixelli - Waterworks Kraków
11:35 - 11:50
10:00
10:20
10:35
10:50
11:05
11:20
11:35
11:50

Session 4

Smart Exploitation

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!”

Coffee break
11:50 - 12:30
11:50
12:30
Pecha Kucha presentations - Part 1
Karol Mikołajewski - RetencjaPL University of Silesia
Magdalena Zabiegała - RetencjaPL
12:30 - 12:45
Debate Part I. What does the present tell us about the future?
Conducting - Renata Woźniak-Vecchie, Jacek Zalewski
Stanisław Drzewiecki - MWiK Bydgoszcz
Krzysztof Kutek - Arcadis
Blanka Romanowska - GZM
Ph.D. Tadeusz Rzepecki - Tarnów Waterworks
Katarzyna Zięba - DS LEX
12:45 - 13:45
Coffee break
13:45 - 14:00
Pecha Kucha presentations - Part 2
Tomasz Dudek - RetencjaPL
Paweł Dżoń - RetencjaPL
14:00 - 14:15
Debate part II. Hopes for the future.
Conducting - Renata Woźniak-Vecchie, Jacek Zalewski
Piotr Czarnocki - Ministry of Climate and Environment
Wojciech Falkowski - Ecol-Group
Bartosz Łuszczek - Waterworks Kraków
Maciej Siecla - Hauraton
Agnieszka Sobala-Gwosdz - Instytut Rozwoju Miast i Regionów
14:15 - 15:15
12:30
12:45
13:45
14:00
14:15
15:15

Session 5

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.

End of the conference
Prof. Paweł Licznar - RetencjaPL
15:15 - 15:25
15:15
15:25
Lunch
15:25 - 16:25
15:25
16:25

WaterFolder Connect

The WaterFolder digital platform had premiere during the Stormwater Poland conference in March 2020. On the day of its premiere the platform integrated the PAND digital Atlas portal (Polish Rain Intensity Atlas) with only four selection tools: concrete retention tanks, tubular retention tanks, linear drainage systems and drainage systems. Soon after the launch of the platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the time that has been called "the year that did not exist." In the case of WaterFolder, this year was and has been a time of hard work that brought measurable results. The number of platform tools has doubled. On the platform, you can also choose pumping stations, green roofs, gravity pipes and pre-treatment systems. Work is underway on new selection calculators. During the "year that was not there", over 3,250 users set up their user accounts on the platform, and all this was achieved remotely and thanks to the energy and commitment of WaterFolder partners. This series of trainings in the form of webinars of WaterFolder partners attracted a lot of engineers to the platform. This makes us happy, but also obliges us. In the first place, it makes you reflect that WaterFolder cannot remain just what it was planned for, namely a collection of effective digital tools for engineers. It must be something more, it must serve to integrate the engineering environment and build a modern workshop for an environmental engineer of the 21st century. The key word here is the integration, but not only of the selection calculators with PAND Atlas, but more important integration of the platform users. From these premises arises the idea of ​​developing the WaterFolder Connect platform and project, which we want to outline in our presentation and which we want to convince you of!

Intelligent retention control - it's already happening!

For years, remote monitoring systems have been an indispensable element of various branches of industry and local government economy. Due to the growing risk of water shortages, droughts and local floods or inundation, they are also more and more often used as an element of a smart city in the intelligent management of local retention. Intelligent monitoring and control solutions in water and sewage systems allow not only for instant data collection and remote control of devices, but also guarantee safety and save time and money. Such solutions are more and more often chosen by local governments, seeing them as an opportunity to increase efficiency and optimize water management in cities. The use of an intelligent retention control system allows you to optimize the operation of retention reservoirs and prevents floods and flooding. Thanks to the integration of the system with the weather forecast and local rain gauge, it is also possible to control weather conditions more effectively and to use rainwater more efficiently. Many cities have already decided to choose the Bumerang Smart system. During the presentation, on the example of implementations in Rzeszów, Starogard Gdański and Chojnice, the functions, possibilities and benefits of implementing the Bumerang Smart system will be presented. More about the Bumerang Smart system at www.bumerangmonitoring.com

Stormwater infrastructure management in the municipality of Vilnius, Lithuania

A presentation about stormwater infrastructure management in municipality of Vilnius, Lithuania. In recent years Vilnius is a fast urban developing city. A hilly terrain, old stormwater infrastructure and climate chage couses environment floods and pollution. Grinda is a utilities and engineering company responsible for stormwater networks management in Vilnius which owns 500 km arterial stormwater networks and 18 000 pcs. manholes. Therefore in a period of 2018-2023 Grinda and EU will fund a new stormwater networks development, renovation and digital solution for 34M euros.

Intelligent operation of retention and drainage systems

Failure-free operation of drainage and retention systems depends on many factors. First of all, these systems should be designed in accordance with the latest standards, so that they can store and drain rainwater even from torrential rains. Their durability should also be confirmed during operation, for a minimum of 50 years. These aspects are solved by the use of tools such as the PAND model-based retention and drainage systems calculator, as well as systems whose durability is checked in accordance with the latest, rigorous standards. Devices designed in such a way allow practically maintenance-free management of water in the place where it falls. They also restore the possibility of supplying groundwater. The condition for such exploitation is rainwater pretreatment and control of rainwater collecting and pretreatment devices, e.g. rain drains. Rainwater management also means creating a inhabitants-friendly environment - Introducing greenery and trees to cities in a planned manner, protecting infrastructure and giving plants the opportunity to grow. In urban areas, as important as reducing the load on the rainwater sewage system is to reduce the consumption of drinking water from the water supply system, especially in periods of drought. This water can be successfully stored in tanks designed to take over a wave of torrential rain on the property. The investor uses such water, being aware that in the event of rain, the appropriate capacity of the reservoir will be "released" before the rain comes. The entire system is driven by advanced technology based on weather forecasts. This system was named Wavin StromHarvester.

Evolution of rainwater sewerage operation

The implementation of rainfall systems is chaotic, not keeping up with the development of the metropolis. The intense climate changes taking place in recent years, the development of metropolises and roads have increased the length of the network and the number of facilities many times over. The investment effort can easily be wasted without taking the necessary actions related to the maintenance of the infrastructure. The rainwater sewage system should provide the city with the comfort of receiving a specific portion of rainfall and its disposal. It is advisable to retain them as much as possible, use them or recycle them to resources. The exploitation of the rainwater sewage system is generally implemented in an improvisational manner, prepared in isolation from European standards, mainly due to the lack of financing and professional operators. The essence of the undertaken activities of the infrastructure maintenance system should be performed periodically to assess the condition and functioning of the system. It is advisable to discuss the significant effects of development investments and the consequences of sudden crisis events (floods, thaws, failures), in which the results of modeling the system's operation should be helpful. An additional element should be preventive alerts from operational works and monitoring, indicating the potential damage and negative effects of the aging of network parts and objects requiring replacement. The analyzes should be multi-criteria, using the information recorded in the GIS system. It is also advisable to discuss critical elements and devices in the maintenance process for the continuity of the installation and increasing its reliability. Rational preparation of these activities, their implementation may allow to avoid the emergence of gray zones and black spots in metropolises, which are a threat to the city's functioning. The aim of the presentation is to provoke a discussion about the technical responsibility for the completed facilities and an over-generational reflection on the degradation of the environment resulting from the neglect of certain technical activities.

Methods of optimizing the operation of pumping stations with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of torrential rains

Optimizing pumping systems is a challenge that should be taken up by every network operator, especially large-scale systems. In the sustainable development scenario, a coordinated implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources is forecast. One of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions is to improve efficiency by using less energy-consuming devices. Few people know that pumping installations generate about 10% of the world's energy consumption and more than 83% of pumps in the world operate in a suboptimal manner. If all existing pumping installations were replaced with energy-saving solutions, the global energy consumption would be reduced by 4%. The presentation will present solutions that increase the efficiency of pumping systems and increase their reliability, including DDD (Demand Driven Distribution) technology. In addition, practical solutions will be presented to optimize the operation of the pumping station, especially during heavy torrential rains.

Pecha Kucha presentations - Part 1

Pecha Kucha (Japanese ペ チ ャ ク チ ャ) - a type of multimedia presentation consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, i.e. 6 minutes 40 seconds long. This nature of the presentation is to ensure its dynamics and spontaneity, and the relatively short duration - focus and attention. Questions and discussion are postponed until the end of the show. Invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003 for the architecture meetings they organize in Tokyo. Originally intended for presenting projects from creative fields, e.g. art, fashion, architecture. The name is Japanese for talking sounds. (source: wikipedia.org)

Debate Part I. What does the present tell us about the future?

Conducting

Renata Woźniak-Vecchie, Jacek Zalewski

Stanisław Drzewiecki

MWiK Bydgoszcz

Krzysztof Kutek

Arcadis

Director of the Water Division at Arcadis Polska. A graduate of the Cracow University of Technology – construction with a specialization in water construction. From the beginning of his professional activity, he has been associated with water management.

Blanka Romanowska

GZM

She manages Department of Infrastructure and Environment in the first Metropolis in Poland – the Metropolis GZM

Ph.D. Tadeusz Rzepecki

Tarnów Waterworks

He graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice (applied physics), doctor of engineering in technical sciences (Cracow University of Technology). He worked in Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów, Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Tarnów, Tarnów City Hall, in the years 1998 – 2003 Vice-President of the Management Board of Tarnowska Grupowa Oczyszczalnia Ścieków Sp. z o. o., since 2003 President of Tarnowskie Wodociągów Sp. z o. o. Member (since 2004) and Chairman of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce “Wodociągi Polskie” (since 2011), member of the State Water Management Council in Warsaw, member of the Environmental Protection Committee at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Silver (2012) Golden (2014) and Diamond (2016) Engineer of Technical Review.

Katarzyna Zięba

DS LEX

She graduated from law studies at the University of Gdańsk and studies at the Faculty of Management of the University of Gdańsk, specialization: Investments and Real Estate. After completing the legal adviser apprenticeship and passing the professional exam, she was entered on the list of legal advisers kept by the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Gdańsk. In his professional work, he combines the ability to apply law with a business approach to the analyzed projects.

Coffee break

Pecha Kucha presentations - Part 2

Pecha Kucha (Japanese ペ チ ャ ク チ ャ) - a type of multimedia presentation consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, i.e. 6 minutes 40 seconds long. This nature of the presentation is to ensure its dynamics and spontaneity, and the relatively short duration - focus and attention. Questions and discussion are postponed until the end of the show. Invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003 for the architecture meetings they organize in Tokyo. Originally intended for presenting projects from creative fields, e.g. art, fashion, architecture. The name is Japanese for talking sounds. (source: wikipedia.org)

Debate part II. Hopes for the future.

Conducting

Renata Woźniak-Vecchie, Jacek Zalewski

Piotr Czarnocki

Ministry of Climate and Environment

He has many years of experience as an expert in the Ministry of the Environment in the implementation of large ISPA projects (Instrument for Structural Pre-Accession Policy), Structural Funds, the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program, including in particular projects in the water and sewage sector, as well as in the implementation and creation of climate policy in Poland, including in the field of rainwater management.

Wojciech Falkowski

Ecol-Group

Professional, financial and social implementation – because this is how he treats the protection of the natural environment – gives him a great sense of happiness and satisfaction. It is he who, thanks to his determination and commitment, created a company that supports and develops new enterprises.

Bartosz Łuszczek

Waterworks Kraków

Since 2006 he has been working in the Waterworks of the City of Krakow, currently as the deputy director for technology and analysis – chief technologist. He is also a representative of the “Wodociągi Polskie” Chamber of Commerce (IGWP) in the European Federation of National Associations of Water Services (EurEau) and a board member of the Galicyjskich Wodociągów Forum Association. .

Maciej Siecla

Hauraton

He has been associated with HAURATON Polska since February 2004. Since October 2013, he has been the President of the Management Board of HAURATON Polska sp. O.o. A graduate of Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de Metz (ENIM) in France and the Poznań University of Technology, where he successfully completed his doctoral studies in the field of designing technological processes. In 2003 he obtained an MBA from The Nottingham Trent University program.

Agnieszka Sobala-Gwosdz

Instytut Rozwoju Miast i Regionów


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