Water management

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How can we share knowledge, build capacity and better invest in digital agriculture in Zajecar?


Farmers in the Zajecar municipality are facing challenges due to knowledge sharing, capacity building and investment in innovative technologies are part of a transformation into sustainable food and agricultural production systems.

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How much can water contribute to improving the livability and beauty of the places?


Proposal, reflections and suitable solutions for the urban context of Cagliari.

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How can we prepare Brno for Climate Change?


According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. Let's prepare Brno for Climate Change!

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How to improve the fluvial environment all together through a process of participatory democracy

Monastier di Treviso

For four years now, the communities of the Meolo Vallio Musestre rivers have activated a voluntary process of participatory democracy to improve the many environmental components that link the rivers to the territory.

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How can Galway become one of the lowest carbon footprint cities in the world by 2030?


The top 100 highest-footprint cities worldwide drive roughly 20% of the global carbon footprint. If all cities globally, whether large or small, made concerted efforts to reduce their carbon footprints it would make a significant impact on decarbonisation pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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How can we sustainably use groundwater through public artisan fountains?


Sustainable use of groundwater through public artisan fountains as alternative water supply to the city and the human factor of environmental impact due to inadequate management and use of this resource.

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How can the city centre of Brno become car-free?


Give an overview of how the traffic and the parking situation is like today and what problems in the city are linked to this. Describe what the exact problems are, related to privately owned cars (POV), which should be solved.

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How can we develop urban adaptation to climate change projects in water sensitive areas?


Developing urban adaptation to climate change project-ideas is important to enhance socio-economic and environmental values in water sensitive areas

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How can we improve water management in Puebla City?

Puebla City

Due to the growing city, water is getting polluted and more scarce. Help and offer solutions to to improve the water situation in Puebla City.

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How do we make water management more sustainable?

Cities face increasing water challenges due to climate change. Water utilities, such as drinking water infrastructure, wastewater and drainage can be damaged by storms, sea level rise, and unsustainable policies. Climate change also causes water shortage, affecting over 150 million people globally.

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The World Economic Forum Global Risk Report identified failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation and the water crises – droughts and floods – as the risks with the largest expected global impact over the coming decades (WEF, 2016). Flood events are occurring more frequently causing major damage in urban areas. The frequency and intensity of rain events will increase in the future. Besides flood risk, water shortage is an increasing concern. A recent global study shows that 1 in 4 cities already is water stressed, and climate change and urbanisation will increase the risk for water shortage in peri-urban river basins (McDonald et al., 2014). Water is essential for life. These challenges ask for a systemic approach and a transition in urban planning and urban water management.

Water plays an important role for the liveability of cities. We have to rethink the way we deal with water in our cities to create green, resilient and circular cities, so called Water Smart Cities, where collaboration between businesses, public authorities, researchers and citizens plays a unique part to ensure rapid transition. Many cities deal with increasing risks for water shortage, floods and heat waves

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