Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds


Organisation: Clean Air Action Group Website: Added: March 23, 2023
Project start date: April 12, 2021
Project end date: May 31, 2022


The aim of the project is to create a rainwater collection system from designated public buildings' roofs to water the Sokol Park, pre-school and nursery gardens in Holice's central area. The implementation of the project will lead to the retention of water in the landscape with a volume of 109 m³. The project includes rainwater drainage system, channeling rainwater to a storage tank, irrigation system for the Sokol Park and the gardens of the kindergarten and the Care Home and connection of the storage tank with a safety overflow to the single sewer system.

Financial data

The total cost of the project was 6 907 049 CZK (290 878 EUR), from which 5 870 991 CZK (247 246 EUR) was paid from EU subsidy and 1 036 057 CZK (43 631 EUR) from public resources of the Czech Republic.


The construction of rainwater collection systems for irrigation purposes are worthwhile initiatives that have the potential to contribute to sustainable water usage and the retention of water in the landscape. However, it is crucial to ensure that projects are designed to withstand adverse weather conditions, distribute water evenly and are economically feasible in the long run. The construction and maintenance of a rainwater collection system can be expensive, and it is essential to evaluate the project's cost-benefit ratio to ensure that it is economically feasible. Additionally, the irrigation system should be designed to distribute water evenly across the designated areas to avoid overwatering or underwatering.

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Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.