What are the tresholds to setting up and managing collective systems for sustainable, circular (rain) water management?
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The potential created by tackling problems on a collective level is insufficiently exploited. In this way we want to collect as much information as possible from relevant stakeholders: what are the barriers and missing links to do collective (rain) water management. This both in an urban context (residential areas, collective housing forms, ..) and on industrial sites.
Aquafin is currently preparing a project on behalf of the Flemish region around the industrial area Ravenshout (Tessenderlo-Beringen), this area has an area of 440 ha, of which 230 ha is paved. We estimate that 1.6 million m³ of rainwater can be buffered here every year. This should provide a large part of the companies present (which currently have a licensed groundwater extraction of approximately 2 million m³) with water.
Drought testing grounds: if at least three companies work together to include (re) use of water in their business operations in a sustainable way, they can apply for a project subsidy from the Flemish Environment Agency. More info:
Neighborhood water maps, with which water-related partnerships are initiated. More info: