Climate-KIC Innovation Project

Collaborative transition towards sustainable urban drainage: making it happen at district scale

The need for sustainable, efficient and adaptive urban drainage

Cities face the challenge of defining optimal strategies for an adaptive, resilient and low-impact urban development. In this context, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) arise as an innovative solution for stormwater management. 

The CoSuDS project aims at promoting the transition towards smart stormwater management from a collaborative perspective, bridging the gap between pilot implementation to long-term city strategy. The project will co-develop a “CoSuDS Toolbox” to be used for defining transition pathways in cities, being applied at district level for a city in Spain and integrating multiple actors in the process through collaborative charrettes. The pilot district will become a reference example for further upscaling and replicability in Europe.

Name
Collaborative transition towards sustainable urban drainage: making it happen at district scale (CoSuDS)
Project Type

Pathfinder project

Lead Partner

Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)

Project Partners

Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA-UPV)
Valencian Institute of Building  (IVE)
Castellón City Council
Inndea Valencia

Project Manager

Ignacio Andrés Doménech
igando@hma.upv.es