Water in Historic Cities. Challenge & benchmark. Implementation of a sustainable water use model 2016-05-20 12:51:25
The global goal that defines the project is reconsidering the water model of the cities, in order to lead them towards a sustainable one, setting out the demands of the Water Framework Directive and the challenges deriving from climate change, applying it to the Atlantic Area.

The main objectives are:
- Knowing and modeling both the historical and the actual water systems of the historic cities and their territory, keeping in mind the specificity of the Atlantic Area.
- Determining the performance of new technologies and systems within a sustainable water model in the partner cities, and their applicability in the Atlantic Area cities.
- Demonstrating the social, technical, economic and environmental feasibility of the implementation of consistent new technologies and systems into the Heritage cities (Guimaraes and Santiago are included in the list of World Heritage).
- Setting the conditions and strategies for new techniques and systems to be spread out to the partner cities and to other urban heritage environments.
- Establishing participatory mechanisms for citizens and stakeholders to define and implement these new technologies and systems on the urban heritage spaces.
Lead partner
Consorcio de Santiago » Spain
Oficina Técnica

Camara Municipal de Guimaraes » Portugal

Concello de Santiago de Compostela » Spain

Utòpia. Associazione civile. » Italy

VIAQUA » Spain

Partners searched

Organization types:

  • Local public organisations
  • Public entreprises
  • Public-private organisations
  • Universities and higher education
  • Research and innovation organisations
  • Education and training organisations
  • Civil society and third sector organisations
  • Business networks and associations
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Cross-border organisations


  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom


  • Aquitaine
  • Basse Normandie
  • Border, Midland and Western
  • Bretagne
  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Cumbria
  • Devon
  • Dorset and Somerset
  • East Walles
  • Gloucestershire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Haute-Normandie
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pays-de-la-Loire
  • Poitou-Charentes
  • South Western Scotland
  • Southern and Eastern
  • West Wales and The Valleys
  • Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath Area
Contact person
Idoia Camiruaga
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