Imagine Zero rainwater pollution - Call for participant during the OSCE days
Circular economy is not only about waste recycling but also about water management.
Did you know that rain water is the biggest pollution factor for surface water in Berlin?
Collecting, treating, and re-using most of rain water directly from apartment buildings is part of the solution to reduce pollution.
How about developing an open source solution which will be implemented
everywhere in Berlin?
Do you want to be part of this great adventure working on an open source project which will enable people to manage rain water pollution and design a better future in living areas?
Come and join the call for participant Imagine Zero rainwater pollution challenge!
Veolia is looking to organise in the coming months the development of an open source rainwater reservoir for urban aeras.
The OSCE days is the perfect occassion for:
Raising awarness around rainwater pollution
Get designers, engineers, students, urbanists, gardener ect…involved in the Open Source rainwater reservoir project
First brainstorm on Monday 15th about the project development
Which format: hackathon, workshop, seminar?
1st ideas for the rainwater resevoir: materials, design, use…
If you have any questions please contact directly @patelidur (he will provides more information)
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Nowadays techniques exist in urban areas to reduce the volume of rain water pollution and treat it but it still not enough. Indeed we still can’t bath in the Spree! … and these well known techniques such as rainwater filter, rainwater basins or green roofs are also very expensive.
Water management companies and organizations such as Veolia have been working on this topic for quite a long time now, focusing mainly on high tech solutions. However it appears that open source solutions show fast innovation capacities. They turn to be very efficient providing economical alternatives.
That’s why Imagine Zero rainwater pollution is about developing an affordable and open source rainwater reservoir that could be easily implemented in apartment buildings to reduce the discharge in the water network.
Are you still wondering how this open source rainwater reservoir can have a big impact?
The maths are quite simple:
City of Berlin:
1 million m³ max/
day normal rainy day
1 million apartment buildings
SOLUTION : implement a 1 m³ reservoir / building
Day 1 : Thursday 11th June at 07 pm
The organizers will give a short introduction to the
rain water management problematic and present briefly the objectives of the
The aim is to provide all attendees the same understanding
of the challenge. This way the thinking and creative process can start over the
Day 2: Monday 15th from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm - Call for participants
The aim is to gather a maximum people interested in attending a workshop or hackathon to build a rainwater reservoir.
a) Exchanges contacts, networking, advises on events or organisations to get intouch with.
b) 1s initial Brainstorming of the concept Rainwater reservoir
How could it look like ? materials, design, location, open source plan, usability, water re-use
c) Define a time schedule with the relevant people to organise the workshop in the coming month
Report of the main ideas developed, list of concrete meetings for next steps and further collaboration
PAD: To allow participants to document this challenge in real-time, a collaborative Etherpad document has been set up here:
FOLDER: To store and share documents, photos and other files relating to this challenge, please upload them to this challenge’s cloud folder:
@patelidur (Project Manager Veolia)
Participants and partner organizations:
Additional Event: Panel discussion Monday 14:30 - 16:00: Panel discussion: Circular Economy 2.0 – Ideas of business models, drivers and hurdles of an open source circular economy