First food production with purified rainwater

October 20, 2020

First food production with purified rainwater

After months of preparation, the first soup of purified rainwater was produced at Uytewaal Catering last week and it tasted excellent.

The production of food with rainwater is very special, because until now this has only been carried out with drinking water. However, as part of the VIDA project (, D2D Water Solutions shows that rainwater can also be an excellent source for food production.

The value for the food chain is substantial, because it can lead to a 50% reduction in precious drinking water. The need to save drinking water is enormous, because worldwide more than 25% of mankind is already struggling with a shortage of clean drinking water.


Read more about the background of the VIDA project here.

This project was awarded by the VIDA project and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement nº 777795.
Watch the video about an impression of the rainwater installation at Uytewaal Catering and the first rainwater soup.