The first meeting of the E2STORMED project (Improvement of energy efficiency in the water cycle by the use of innovative storm water management in smart Mediterranean cities) took place on March 21st and 22nd in Valencia (Spain).
This project is funded by the MED Programme of the European Union. E2STORMED aims to improve energy efficiency in the urban water cycle and in buildings by promoting the use of innovative storm water solutions such as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Mediterranean cities.
This project is led by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with nine different project partners from Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Malta.
On March 21st, the kick-off meeting was attended by all project partners and also by Juan Viesca, General Director of European Projects and Funds in Valencian Region, Zacharias Doxastakis, mayor of Hersonissos (Greece) and José Joaquín Segarra, mayor of Benaguasil (Spain).
On March 22nd, an Open Day in Benaguasil was organized. Project members visit some of the Sustainable Drainage Systems that have been implemented in this town, e.g. a permeable pavement and a garden irrigated with water from rainfall.
More information about this project can be found in this link.