News and events


Circular water use in EU policy framework

The assay of the City Water Circles partner MBVOD gives an overview of the existing legislative framework on European level, and gives us a glimpse to the future: the proposal of the new European legislative document on water reuse is in the pipeline.

Water policy framework


Invitation for Budapest stakeholders

The first meeting of the stakeholders group in Budapest will be held on 29th January 2020. 

Invitation Budapest

The event is the local kick-off meeting for local stakeholders: NGOs, technical and policy experts and municipalities from the functional urban area of Budapest. 



'Research showed that in Europe, more than 40,000 million m3 of wastewater is treated every year, but only 964 million m3 of this treated wastewater is REUSED.' says the State Of The Art study on urban water management, published by EZAVOD. 

Waste water reuse

The document is now available on the website.



Vulnerable cities: climate risks in water management

Most of European citizens are aware on and worried about climate change. But what happens exactly in global aspect and what does it mean to European cities? Can we identify the impacts in urban environment?

Vistula river, October 2018

Vistula river, October 2018

And first, what are the primary and essential responds of adaptation?



Smart Governance Solutions

How can a city upgrade the urban water system and make it applicable to the new circumstances in changing climate? 

The recent study published by the City Water Circles project provides information about smart governance solutions. 

The document introduces and explains the European legislative background and brings several good examples from all around the world to show the evidence: we have solutions and we can step forward to the sustainable water use in settlements. 


local kick off in slpit

The first Stakeholder Meeting in Split resulted a good potential for the FUA level cooperation in the CWC project. 

Agencies, SMEs, NGOs ad other stakeholders were taking part and discussed the lead problems of water supply in the area. 

Meeting in Split


Core MAster Training in Milan

The Core Master Training was organised in Milano by Poliedra, CWC Project Partner, on November 19-20, 2019.

It was a 1.5 day long interactive training session providing essential knowledge on circular urban water management, held for CWC Project Partners, Associated Partners and Stakeholder Advisory Panel members.

Training shot


Busy November in Turin

Diverse group of participants,  active stakeholders and good ideas: this was the first Stakeholder Group Meeting of the City Water Circles project in Turin. 

The FUA Level Meeting was held on November 25th, 2019.

Stakeholder Meeting in Turin


local icebreaking campaigns in action

One of the first action of the City Water Circles project is the icebreaking campaign, harmonized and running parallel in the functional urban areas of the project.

The campain has twin aims: it brings in focus the necessity of new ways in urban water management and it helps the public perception survey on the water useage and attitudes of the local citizens. 


thematic meeting and master training in milan

The first thematic partner meeting of the City Water Circles project will be held in 19-21 November in Milan. 

The meeting includes the Core Master Training organized for specific experts of the partner countries.

Knowledge transfer

The training provides essential informaiton on circular urban water management. 

After participation on the training, members of the master group will transfer and disseminate the knowledge to the selected target group in their functional urban area. 

Project duration

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Project Partners

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

Project in numbers






Pilot projects


Innovative urban strategies

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.