|Priority||Natural and cultural resources|
|Aim||The Project EURAIN deals with the environmental suitable and sustainable Decentralised Rainwater Management in the vicinity of the transport infrastructure.
The purpose of the project is to find the most important parameters characterizing the suitability of the assessed area for the implementation of decentralized management of precipitation waters flowing from the transport Infrastructure. EURAIN is based on responsible authorities education, understanding for necessities of users, unified approach and confidence in the offered solutions instead of resistance to regulations.
Besides of the Roads also Rain connects Central Europe. Rain does not recognize borders between countries, casually falls down and perform its natural role. Few of us realize that one of the most important rain cycles is to replenish the sources of groundwater. What we perceive much more intensively is flood. Floods also do not recognize borders between countries. Problems of declining groundwater level and conversely of increasing frequency of floods should be solved using long-term solutions. Millions of cubic meters of rainwater fall down to the Central Europe roads and uselessly as well as dangerously flow to water recipients - rivers that cause floods. Let us stop them on places they fell. Let us environmentally manage them.
“EURAIN“ means implementing of the most suitable approach to Decentralised Rainwater Management in the vicinity of the transport infrastructure according to the specific demands of different areas from participating countries – which leads to the same target – more liveable urban infrastructure.
In a few countries belonging to Central Europe the instruments of decentralized rainwater management are commonly used. But protecting the land from floods as well as replenishing groundwater resources needs to be disseminated at the same level into all of Central Europe countries. There is no unified transnational cooperation focusing at these specific issues so far. We have many know how that can be transmitted from one participating country to another and this will benefit not only donors during the process but also the recipients at the end. The same historical-political roots of the Central European countries, which are shown for instance in legislation of them, will be a good base for developing a new policy in this area.
The new EURAIN approach will allow the coordination of decision-making among competent authorities in each participating country in terms of possible application of the principles of decentralized rainfall management.
|Results||Developed and implemented strategies and action plans reflecting locally specific Rainwater Management in the Area of Transport Infrastructure challenges and enabling transfer of experiences to other cities. The innovative approach will allow reducing above all floods, droughts and heat islands, improving groundwater quality and quantity and other short-circuit solutions.
The strategies will create methodical background and allow to make the urban areas more liveable places TRAFRAIN toolbox supporting the decision making process regarding the rainwater management in the Area of Transport Infrastructure.
It will serve as a “compass” indicating priority areas to tackle, including the economic aspects. It will be easily applicable/replicable in other countries, in the first stage in CE countries, with later potential exceeding these limits.
Overall result is the improved rainwater asset management achieving synergies in rainwater/environmental/overall management of areas of Transport Infrastructure.
Other results: Economic efficiency (reduced costs of WW treatment, damage), groundwater management and so on.
|Cost||Indicative total project budget - cca 3 M €
|Partners involved|| Universita Pardubice – leader
CHEMCOMEX Praha, a.s. CZECH REPUBLIC
Univerza v Ljubljani UL SLOVENIA
Sveučilište u Rijeci UR CROATIA
Istarska županija RI CROATIA
Technische Universität Berlin,
Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie
und Geodynamik ZAMG AUSTRIA
|Partners requested||We need local or regional water management companies, private or state.|
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