The main aim of LIFE CERSUDS is to enhance city adaptability to climate change and to foster the use of green infrastructures in urban planning. This will be done by designing and implementing a sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS) demonstrator. The demonstrator will consist of a permeable surface whose skin is made up of an innovative system, with low environmental impact, based on the use of ceramic tiles of low commercial value.
The following scheme sets out the project actions:
This task evaluates the quantity, quality, location, and prices of ceramic materials of low commercial value at ceramic companies in Spain, Italy, and Portugal by fieldwork and interviews with the most representative ceramic sector companies. The data obtained will be used to plan the construction of permeable ceramic flooring and to prepare subsequent flooring replicas in other municipalities.
The Regional Working Group (GTR) will define the interests, synergies, and appropriate strategies for appropriate project development. All stakeholders need to be informed, first hand, of the targeted objectives and systems at issue, to enable them to contribute their experience on standards and regulations and on water quality, distribution, and collection networks, in addition to their experience in developing LIFE projects that exhibit evident contact points with LIFE CERSUDS.
This will define the requirements of the ceramic system and its specifications to enable simple replication in other cities in Spain, Italy, and Portugal, and elsewhere in the EU. In addition, a thorough guide to the formal possibilities of the flooring will be developed. These documents will serve as the basis for drafting public tenders for the development of urban spaces.
This will enable the results to be monitored both in the execution stage and subsequent demonstrator start-up. The monitoring data will be used for dissemination to technicians and decision-makers in urban spaces. The work includes manufacture of the permeable ceramic, project execution, and installation of the measurement systems.
This action seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of system replication in other areas of Spain, as well as in Italy and Portugal.
These involve measurement of the impacts of project implementation, their communication, and determination of the socioeconomic repercussion and influence of these impacts on the indicators proposed in the LIFE programme.
These involve all actions aimed at effectively communicating the benefits of sustainable urban drainage systems and, in particular, of the CERSUDS project to citizens, decision-makers, and planners and designers.
This involve all tasks aimed at assuring appropriate project development.
The Regional Working Group-LIFE CERSUDS (GTR-LC) will apply the transition model to the municipality of Benicàssim and its socioeconomic environment to drive the paradigm change in this municipality. The following figure schematically illustrates the transition model. For the full documentation please see:
The Regional Working Group comprises: