Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Currently there are 225 150 inhabitants in Tampere and close to half a million inhabitants in the Tampere region, which comprises Tampere and its neighboring municipalities. Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leadingedge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. Tampere is a self-governing unit where the highest decision-making authority is vested in local council elected by residents. Local authorities provide basic public services for their residents, the most important of which relate to social welfare and health care, education and culture, the environment and technical infrastructure. 

Tampere has a Storm water programme (2012). It contains common principles for managing storm water in urban areas throughout the city organization, clarifies responsibilities, identifies development needs and highlights managing of storm water close to source. Storm water management is regulated by town planning and the methods are specified with the aid of construction guidelines. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions