Climate change induced hydrological risks are making central European cities increasingly vulnerable against urban floods and at the same time make the water scarcity problem worse. Coupled with growing drinking water consumption and consequently rising amounts of wastewater to be treated, this threatens the safety of future water supplies.

The City Water Circles - CWC project aims to help municipalities to reform outdated urban water infrastructure systems via applying a circular economy approach, which offers many economic and environmental benefits. This will be achieved by the project by promoting a water saving culture, including the use of non-conventional water resources and by taking the lead in adopting urban rainwater harvesting and utilisation as well as greywater recovery measures on city level.

The partners join forces to create a knowledge base for urban circular water management. This will be made available as digital learning resources for all willing to learn more about the topic. The partners will also co-develop with local stakeholders a set of innovative methods and tools (cutting-edge technological and nature-based solutions, smart governance tools exploring novel cooperation and financing schemes) usable all around central Europe.

News and events

News

CWC on MAribor street food fest 

On 20th of May, Urban local street food festival will take place in Maribor, where students from College for hospitality and tourism will prepare dishes strictly from locally produced ingredients. As part of the event, Mariborski vodovod is organizing the final City Water Circles conference. 

Maribor food fest

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Invitation to City Water Circles Final Conference

We kindly invite you to our closing conference, where we provide the essence of the three years of CWC: learning resources, great handbook, working with stakeholders,  policies, raingardens, water tanks, our shiny days, and hard lessons we learnt.

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Urgency to Act Against Water Crisis

CWC project recently published the “Transnational CWC strategy & policy recommendations” document. It aims to contribute to EU’s efforts to stimulate and facilitate water reuse and rainwater use.

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Infopack - Zugló Budapest CWC pilot action

In March the CWC project partners and stakeholders from partner countries gathered online to get a deeper look inside the rainwater harvest and greywater reuse system in Zugló, Budapest.

Zuglo Investment Video

Here is the pilot infopack to keep informed.


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Waterworks Museum hosted CWC events

City of Bydgoszcz together with Municipal Waterworks in Bydgoszcz organised two meetings in the framework of the City Water Circles project on the premises of the Waterworks Museum at the Las Gdański. 

Bydgoszcz closing event

Photo: City of Bydgoszcz archive

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THE GREAT CWC HANDBOOK IS AVAILABLE! 

We proudly present the Transnational online handbook on circular urban water management and use. 

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ARCHIVE

CWC ARCHIVE 

Kick-off meeting Budapest June 2019


Under this box you find the former news of the City Water Circles project. 


publications and documents

PUBLICATIONS&DOCUMENTS section is the online library of the City Water Circles project: you can access here researches studies newsletters and edutainment documents on circular urban water use published by the experts of the project team.  

CWC PILOT ACTIONS

ZUGLÓ PILOT ACTION

Rainwater harvest and greywater reuse in Zugló

In the frame of the CWC pilot investment, a greywater and rainwater harvesting system is being installed at the Hétszínvirág Kindergarten in Zugló. 

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BYDGOSZCZ PILOT ACTION

Rain is profit - Bydgoszcz boasts a rain garden

New green and blue infrastructure was created in Bydgoszcz, a rain garden next to the historic palace of the Waterworks Museum. 

Raingarden Bydgoszcz

Photo: MWIK Bydgoszcz

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SPLIT PILOT ACTION

Real time monitoring of water consumption in Split

site visist in Split


Real-time water consumption monitoring with wireless tools at three different points in the University of Split, Faculty of Civil engineering, Architecture and Geodesy.

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TURIN PILOT ACTION

Rainwater recovery rooftop garden and aeroponic greenhouse in Turin

open11 model

"Meet water, meet people, meet plants" 

The pilot action demonstrates rainwater retention by nature-based solutions to deal with rainwater in an urban context.

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MARIBOR PILOT ACTION

Secondary raw material from rain and wastewater in Maribor

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The pilot action demonstrates the potential of using treated wastewater and rainwater to produce secondary raw materials (SRM) based construction products. 

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Digital Learning Resources

DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES

Virtual Study Visit BERLIN

The extra chapter of the Digital Learning Resouces of City Water Circles guides the audience to Berlin, where we get to know several circular utban water management  solutions in practice.   

Case studies in Belin


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Digital learning resources

SMART WATER GOVERNANCE

Smart Water Governance is the innovative approach to the circular management of water resources. 

Smart Water Management

Active involvement and engagement of the stakeholders and to make a good use of technological tools are core elements in SWG.

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DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES

GREY WATER

Grey water

Greywater is all wastewater that is discharged from a house, excluding blackwater (toilet water).

Can we reuse it? Does it save money for households and institutes? What are technical and hygenic requirements of reuse? 

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Digital learning resources

RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater collection

Harvesting rainwater for saving drinking water has gained enormously in significance as a modern water saving sanitary technique.

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Digital learning resources

WATER LOSS

Water loss

Water loss occurs in every water distribution system during its overall lifetime and it causes not only additional operating costs but also has negative social and ecological impacts.
In urban areas, up to 70% of distributed water can be lost or never invoiced.

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Digital learning resources

WATER EFFICIENCY

Water efficiency

Water efficiency is the reduced use of water possibly in all water consuming activities and sectors without comfort or functionality loss. It leads to significant savings in water and energy and to less wastewater production.

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digital learning resources

STATUS QUO OF 5 FUA

The CWC FUAs performed self-assessments about their background conditions related to circular water use.

The assessment consists in 44 indicators that provide information, by means of charts, maps or tables. 

Maribor waterworks

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DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES

WATER FOORPRINT

We consume water from our tap for many domestic uses, but also our purchases and habits influence our overall water consumption.

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Project duration

Start Date

01.04.2019

End Date

31.03.2022

Project Partners

City Water Circles project has 11 partners from 6 central European countries

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