EVIDENCE - Rainwater harvesting simulator: watEr saVings In DifferENt ClimatE.


Promoter: IST-ID- Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento


SINTEF, Norway, Trondheim

EEA Grants: 11 830,64€

Total Amount: 13 145,15€

Grace Code: PT-BI107



What is this iniciative about?

Designers, owners, urban planners, and users have been requiring reliable models and tools to optimize and invest in water efficiency of buildings, namely in rainwater harvesting systems. Research in this field has already proven that the efficiency of these systems must be addressed through accurate models, using local long series of precipitation data and real water consumption patterns, for each type of building. Yet, this know-how is not easily available. A wide spreading of these solutions will only happen when accurate tools for rainwater harvesting systems simulation are made available to all stakeholders.

The main goal of project EVIDENCE is to provide a tool for rainwater harvesting simulation, validated for different type of climate and type of buildings, to make it evident for all stakeholders how rainwater harvesting systems may minimize potable water consumption and how it can contribute to water savings globally.