About the project


Bluebloqs - Circular Water Systems is an international 2-year Demonstration project funded by EIT Climate KIC



A NATURE-BASED SOLUTION FOR THE URBAN CHALLENGES CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE


The alterations on rain cycles due to climate change, have caused that urban areas across Europe are increasingly facing flooding due to peaks of rainfall, as well as water shortage as a result of long periods of drought. These changes cause the present urban infrastructure to be overwhelmed, and the replacement of the current centralized urban drainage and supply systems are labor-intensive and expensive for the governments.


Bluebloqs is an innovative solution designed to mitigate the impacts of droughts and floods at the same time as it allows the generation of water within the urban fabric of cities.


OBJECTIVE


The main goal of the project is to demonstrate the capacity and efficiency of the technology to collect, treat, infiltrate, and reuse rainwater, generating water reserves within the urban fabric of cities.



4 DEMOS IN 3 COUNTRIES


The way to demonstrate the capacity and benefits of the system will be through the construction of 4 functional prototypes in 3 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain).