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The CWC project aims to help municipalities to reform outdated urban water infrastructure systems via applying a circular economy approach, which offers many economic and environmental benefits.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

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Nature based solutions in water management

The transnational conference of the City Water Circles project focused on the mid-term lessons learnt spotlighted the available results and give advance the expected outcomes of the next periods.

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World Water Day in Split

PI RERA S.D. and VIK Split jointly celebrated World Water Day 2021 with an aim to advocate the importance of this valuable resource and raise awareness on sustainable development.  “Public consultation workshop” was held at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, alerting the students to this theme.

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pilot SITE VISIT IN Split

Split Water and Sewerage Company Ltd. has organized a study visit to the Functional Urban Area (FUA) Split pilot location on Thursday, January, 28th 2021. at the Faculty of Civil engineering, architecture, and geodesy Split (FGAG).

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CWC MID-TERM CONFERENCE

City Water Circles project kindly invites all interested stakeholders to join to our mid-term conference. 

We will present our outcomes and the plans for the time ahead in the project, and invited external experts for discussions to highlight the synergies in pursuit of European institutions and municipalities.   

 

INVITATION AND AGENDA   

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Starring: the water

Check our short video about the water circle in the city to learn more about the limitations and threats of fresh water sources, extreme situations caused by the climate change and the ways of a smarter and more sustainable water use.

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Budapest background study is available

Increasing sealed soil, decreasing green in urban areas, volatile precipitation: this is the background picture of urban water management in Budapest.  

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Participative approach is the key

Stakeholders of FUA Split are working on local strategy in a collaborative way.  

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Invitation for stakeholders in Budapest FUA

The background document of CUWM in Budapest is finalized, so its time to talk about the data, trends, facts, risks, and strengths in water management.

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Asphalt out, green in! 

The city of Bydgoszcz prepared several coneptual designs of raingardens for selected public utility buildings.

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One step ahead to circular urban water management in Split

How to develop a startegy together? What are the specific visons and local goas?

The stakeholders of Split disscussed all these important topics in aspect of circular urban water management in August. 

Meeting in Split

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CWC ARCHIVE 

Kick-off meeting Budapest June 2019


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PUBLICATIONS&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.  

RESEARCHES&STUDIES

MASTER TRAINING MATERIALS

STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS

EDUTAINMENT MATERIALS

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Newsletters



Digital Learning Resources

DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES

Virtual Study Visit TO 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.   

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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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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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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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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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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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