Water Management: Paradise City Festival Case Study
Paradise City Festival, Brussels (daily capacity, 12,000) is set in a 90-hectare nature park and bird reserve filled with meadows, forests and ponds belonging to the privately owned Castle Ribaucourt. Usually the public is not usually allowed in the park and so keeping the onsite ponds from being polluted by treating grey and black water is a key priority for the event team. The festival collects black water (wastewater from toilets), in containers and transports them off site for reuse. For the less polluted grey water (wastewater from showers), Paradise City partners with Hello Water to filter the water and release it back into the ponds, not at drinking water quality, but clean enough for the environment. They also work hard to prevent trash entering the water courses and to reduce the consumption of water overall.
The case study is part of the Erasmus+ project FUTURE FESTIVAL TOOLS, in which YOUROPE together with a team of partners from all over Europe developed GREEN FESTIVAL STORIES – A COLLECTION OF INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM ACROSS EUROPE. This guide shows you great cases in sustainable festival development within six focus areas:
- Materials & Waste
- Food & Drink
- Tarvel & Transport