Urban Waters is a network of researchers, planners and practitioners that looks at the ecological potential of streams, ponds, rivers and lakes in cities. As an interdisciplinary research network based in Berlin, it connects local, national and international stakeholders. Urban Waters looks at river revitalisation and river basin management in urban contexts, taking into account the interactions of freshwater ecology and biodiversity with water management, climate adaptation, recreation, public health and urban design.
The film "UPRIVER" takes a look at the city of Portland and its Willamette River. A river on the west coast of the United States, but with problems similar to many of its European cousins in industrialized regions. In his film, Jeremy Monroe shows how river bathing, rainwater management and tree planting works with students in a common direction: to make the river and its banks public again, to improve ecological quality and to bring the river back into the consciousness of the city.Read more