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IMPLUVIUM

Municipality of Valladolid, España

March 2018 - March 2019 

 

 

The IMPLUVIUM project is going to develop the design to install the most suitable rainwater harvesting system in 4 buildings in Valladolid (Spain). The water collected will be used for irrigation of green areas and vegetables gardens . The system will be implemented in 2 schools and 2 civic centers, all of them located in areas with a high flooding risk.

 

The aim of the project is to promote the transition towards a society better adapted to climate change in which the consumption of water resources is more efficient and sustainable. This particularly important in areas such as the city of Valladolid, which is prone to long periods of drought but also has of high flooding risk.

 

This transition entails the generation of new jobs and demands for bioclimatic architecture, adopting the philosophy of the circular economy, which in our project will focus on schools and civic centers. In addition, the irrigation of green areas in schools or urban vegetables-gardens, are social tools that promote urban agriculture, sustainable food, create social fabric and are a network of social integration at the local level.

 

From the economic and social point of view, the project emphasizes the importance of a key resource such as water and the importance of its use in a rational manner. The approach, although innovative, actually emphasizes that in nature, processes are often cyclical (water cycle, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle ...), which connects the concept of circular economy with its base in rational management of natural resources