On April 4th 2014, in the municipality of Benaguasil, in Valencia, it was held a meeting of the Regional Working Group on Energy Efficiency on Water Cycle, group created in the framework of the European project E2STORMED to share information about the water and energy urban management, and the progress of the project.
This meeting was attended by different stakeholders related to water and energy management: Regional Directorates, Jucar River Authority, Foundation Valencian Region – European Union, Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, local water companies, Polytechnic University of Valencia and Municipality of Benaguasil.
The E2STORMED project intends to analyse the impact on energy efficiency of using non traditional systems of rainwater management, as Sustainable Drainage Systems, and to incorporate it in the decision making through the use of a tool developed inside the project. The main outputs of this project, moreover the decision support tool to improve energy efficiency in the urban water cycle, are a Transition Manual for rolling out improved technologies and a proposal for Municipal Ordinances for energy efficiency improvement by the use of innovative storm water management systems.
In the meeting it was showed the state of the art of the E2STORMED project and the preliminary results of the implementation of the decision support tool to Benaguasil study case. The meeting was focused on developing a long-term vision and strategy for urban stormwater management in Benaguasil.
The participant of Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces took the opportunity to explain the MER project, Marketing and Governing of Innovative Industrial Area, where this organization participates as partner and that is cofunded by European programme MED like the E2STORMED project. MER intends to capitalize the already implemented transnational cooperation projects concerning industrial area management and sustainability, to build up a European Network to share experiences in the green marketing sector and identify good practices for sustainable and responsible economic development.
The two European projects, E2STORMED and MER are capitalization projects in the framework of MED programme, that share terms like energy efficiency and sustainable development, so it will be possible to create synergies and concrete occasions of cooperation between them.
For more information about E2STORMED project: www.e2stormed.eu