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Smart and eco-efficient rainwater harvesting system against urban scarcity water (SmartRain)


The SmartRAIN system shall be modular and versatile in order to potentially be adapted to different environmental conditions (climate, pollution…) throughout Europe as well as will be integrated in buildings as a complement to the existing water infrastructure and new infrastructures.

Description of Projectidea

The SmartRAIN system will be implemented in Barcelona and Santander which are representative cities of the two different climatic regions in Europe: Mediterranean (Barcelona) and Oceanic (Santander). Another important reason of these sites is that they are representatives of another potential markets. For example an hotel can be considered like a little urbanization neighbourhood, while the Santander Campus, with gardens and restaurants can be considered, as a model, close to a mall or a stadium.

Consortium of partners, already involved

University of Girona
Inedit-University of Barcelona
University of Cantabria

Partners sought to complete the consortium

The Project was previously submitted in a LIFE call. The project passed all the evaluation criteria but was not funded. It is required a coordinator partner national or international (preferable) experienced in European projects and able to provide specific contributions to valorize the project to be submitted to the next call.
Portuguese partners will be well received.


Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities (a) Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities (IA)
Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities (b) Nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration (IA)


phD Angels Olivella Costa
University of Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona
Organisation: Research Organization

Responsible NCP

Juan Carlos Garcia Carrasco