Project duration: 36 months (April 2019-March 2022)

The CWC (City Water Circles) project aims to help municipalities reform outdated urban water infrastructure systems by applying a circular economy approach, which offers many economic and environmental benefits. This will be achieved 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 will 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.

Last Updates:
One of the locations chosen for the CWC project in Turin is Open 011, House of Youth Mobility and Interculturality in Corso Venezia 11, where the pilot project is being implemented. On November 16, 2021 the Mentoring Visit was held where the German technical partner, FBR, reviewed the implementation of the pilot project which includes a green terrace, an aeroponic greenhouse and a rain garden irrigated using rainwater.
On November 22, 2021, the Peer review visit was held, where Turin presented its pilot to the other cities and project partners, discussing strengths and weaknesses, lessons learned in the process of getting to the pilot.

To know more:
/ European project website (link)
/ Digital Learning Resources (link
/ Newsletter: subscribe form (link) - newsletter 1 in italian (pdf) - newsletter 2 in italian (pdf) - newsletter 3 in italian (pdf) newsletter in English (pdf)
/ Poster (in italian): Water use (jpg) - Water saving outside and inside the house (jpg) - Water in city (jpg)
/ Photos: Photo of the construction site opened at Open 011 (jpg) - Photo of the visit to the construction site (jpg

Press review: 
Un tetto verde e una serra aeroponica per l'ostello Open 011, comunicato stampa Città di Torino
Un tetto verde per l’Open 011 utilizzando l’acqua della pioggia, comunicato stampa Città di Torino
Tetti verdi a Torino, Ecograffi, 28/04/20
Un tetto verde per l’ostello Open 011 di Torino, Quotidiano Piemontese, 21/04/20



Partner: Fővárosi Csatornázási Művek Zrt. (HU); Poliedra - Centro di servizio e consulenza del Politecnico di Milano su pianificazione ambientale e territoriale (IT); Mariborski vodovod, javno podjetje, d.d. e E-zavod (SI); Miasto Bydgoszcz e Fundacja Instytut na rzecz Ekorozwoju (PL); Javna ustanova RERA SD za koordinacijui razvoj Splitsko dalmatinske županije e Vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o. Split (HR); Fachvereinig ung Betriebsund Regenwasse rnutzung e.V. (DE)