Water in the cycle of Alpine towns

Water is one of the most important ecosystem services that the mountains provide to the town. How can water be kept in the cycle of our towns? How can low-threshold, blue infrastructure be built? What does a meaningful future of alpine water and thirsty metropolises around the Alps look like?

Stefan Hasler from the Swiss Wastewater Association will talk about these questions as well as possible solutions and tangible measures at his lecture on Friday, 13 October at 2 pm in the AlpenStadtMuseum in Sonthofen/D. He will illustrate the “sponge city” concept in Basel/CH. With this principle, rainwater can be stored more intensively in the soil like in a sponge and evaporate via urban greenery.

After the lecture, young people from various Alpine towns will present their ideas for the careful use of water and discuss them in greater depth in a subsequent discussion.

Lecture & Discussion
Friday, 13 October 2023
AlpenStadtMuseum Sonthofen

14:00 – 14:45: Lecture by Stefan Hasler, Swiss Wastewater Association
15:00 – 16:30: Ideas of young people from Alpine towns and discussion

The event will take place after the General Assembly of the Alpine Town of the Year Association and will therefore be simultaneously interpreted into the four main Alpine languages: German, French, Italian and Slovenian.

Live Stream

The inputs will be broadcast live via Zoom. Please register to receive the link.