Novatech 2013 planning technologies urban water stormwater management FRGBIndex


We invited  urban policy, planning, architecture and design professionals to present how they integrate stormwater management in their projects. Ten finalists were selected by the reviewer team, among the 22 case studies that were candidate for the Novatech Awards. These 10 finalists presented their projects and policies orally during the Novatech conference on Tuesday 25th June. The jury selected a laureate for each category. The awards ceremony took place during a "best-of" session.

The Novatech 2013 Awards laureates are:

  • Category "Plot and precinct scale projects":
    Rainwater management and social practices in Ouagadougou Park, town of Grenoble
    by Valérie Giroud, Philippe Jacquelin, Patrice Cantone (SINBIO and Town of Grenoble, France)
Vue sur le parc Ouagadougou
  • Category "Neighbourhood scale projects, subdivision or developed area":
    Reintroduicing a river in a hight density urban district in Geneva
    by Didier Larue, Lise Berlo, Julien Defélix (Atelier LD, France)
Plan concept des espaces publics dans la trame verte et bleue
  • Category "City or Catchment scale strategies":
    Future Convention for stormwater – ways to a balanced runoff-regime
    by Ulrike Raasch, Michael Becker (Emschergenossenschaft, Germany)
Réintroduction des eaux pluviales sur un ancien site minier
  • And the 2013 "coup de coeur":
    Ecological refection of a parking lot in a subsidised housing complex, in downtown Montréal
    by Danielle Juteau, Brigitte Laliberté (Corporation d’habitation Jeanne-Mance and Eco-quartier
    St-Jacques, Canada)
Bassin de biorétention réalisé en bordure de parking

Picto Novatech

Special articleS on the Novatech Awards in WATER 21 AND Hydroplus
=> Download the article on the Novatech Awards in Water 21 magazine - edition of October 2013. Once on the page, simply click on "Download free to view sample pages here".
=> Download the article on the Novatech Awards (French only) in Hydroplus magazine - edition of June 2013 (PDF)
=> You may also find the detailed presentation of all the finalists on the Hydroplus website (French only)