Solutions Database

Solutions Database

This database compiles companies, research institutions, and other solution providers from across the world who can provide the technical expertise to help your city develop more sustainably. Oftentimes cities may wish to carry out sustainable projects, but lack specific knowledge or capacity. The listed solution providers have experience in supporting cities and regions to achieve their sustainability goals.

Solution providers can add their solutions by clicking here. All submitted solutions are subject to approval.  

(Please note: inclusion on the list does not denote endorsement from the IUC programme.) 


Solution Information

Solution Title

LIFE Local Water Adapt; innovative Collective, Adaptive Water Management.

Solution Title (in English)


Climate change adaptation, water resources management


Sectorial adaptation for industries


The objective of LIFE Local Water Adapt is to demonstrate a unique approach to local water management – collective adaptive water management (CAWM) – as an effective urban adaptation strategy. Its approach overcomes existing barriers by creating a public-private partnership of local actors. CAWM has a larger and broader impact by targeting different climate adaptation aspects simultaneously (pluvial flooding and water scarcity) and to leverage scales of investment. Rainwater is collected, stored and used to produce drinking water, while houses are equipped with water saving technology. Greywater is treated and recycled and organic waste from toilets and food waste grinders is safely managed. The aim is to prevent any flood damage occurring through rainstorms of more than 60 mm/h and for rainwater to account for 45% of all domestic water use. The pilot location of Limburg has geographic features common to large parts of the EU and is ideal for demonstrating the efficacy and flexibility of CAWM. A replication project is planned in Belgium.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Climate adaptation
Water, waste management and sanitation
Solution Provider

Provider Name

NV Waterleiding Maatschappij Limburg

Legal Form

Size (Employees)


IJzerenkuilenweg 25, 6231 AA






Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

Management System Certifications

Research and Development Activities

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Reference Projects