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Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse in Mediterranean

Short description of the action: 
In Mediterranean countries, domestic water use accounts for a minor part of water consumption - a much larger quantity is used for irrigation - but it requires the best quality and its demand is continuously growing, along with improving lifestyle and increasing urban population. Moreover, urban water is still the main cause of pollution of rivers and groundwater, even when treated before being discharged. Per capita domestic water use can be drastically reduced by using non-conventional water (NCW) resources for not potable purposes: greywater (and rainwater when available) can be reused for WC flushing and irrigation but requires the implementation of decentralised treatment systems, serving one or a few buildings. NAWAMED aims at changing the urban water management practice by mean of innovative, sustainable, and low-cost treatment technologies, applicable in a decentralised way, to replace the use of potable water with good quality of NCW.
Name of organisation: 
provincia di latina
Type of organisation: 
City or local authority
The action contributes to the following objective or enabler: 
Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity
Prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters
Public mobilisation and engagement
Type of action proposed: 
Education and training
Basin coverage: 
Mediterranean Sea
Website link:
Start date of the action: 
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
End date of the action: 
Saturday, 9 September, 2023
List of Partners: 
IRIDRA (Toscana), SVI.MED. Euro-Mediterranean Center for Sustainable Development (Sicilia), Università della Giordania (Amman), American University of Beirut, Energy and Water Agency, Centre for Water Research and Technologies (Nabeul), Municipalità di Tunisi - Tunisia, Municipalità di Jerash - Jordan,Municipalityà di Ferla - Italy, Politecnico di Torino - Italy
Budget allocated for the action: