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To demonstrate how integrated management of urban drainage helps to reduce the impact of discharged untreated urban rainwater on the natural environment and public health.

  • To develop a system for helping to take operational decisions not just for bathing areas but also for the urban-drainage infrastructure.
  • Ongoing and real-time monitoring of microbiological parameters through measuring devices (aquaBio technology).
  • To model the water quality of bathing and leisure areas based on the new parameters introduced in ongoing and real-time monitoring, including the indicators specified in the EU Bathing Water Directive.
  • To provide harmonised data, interoperability and open standards to encourage replicability in other cities and territories.

In the case of the participating cities, Barcelona and Berlin…

  • To position them as benchmark cities in the integrated and sustainable management of urban drainage and natural receiving systems for untreated rainwater in urban environments: the coastal environment and beaches, in the case of Barcelona, and lakes and river spaces, in the case of Berlin.
  • Communicating the effort and commitment of local authorities for ongoing innovation in managing untreated urban rainwater, to improve the public’s knowledge of and respect for the natural environment.
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The project Advanced urban water management to efficiently ensure bathing water quality (Life iBATHWATER)is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union under contract number  LIFE17 ENV/ES/000396.
The information published in this web page reflects only the LIFE iBATHWATER project beneficiaries’ view and work and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

The project Advanced urban water management to efficiently ensure bathing water quality (Life iBATHWATER)is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union under contract number  LIFE17 ENV/ES/000396.
The information published in this web page reflects only the LIFE iBATHWATER project beneficiaries’ view and work and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.