PROSIM project joins forces with other 4 projects to improve wastewater reuse across the Mediterranean
On March 18th 2020, the five ENI CBC Med projects funded under priority B4.1 "Support sustainable initiatives aimed at finding innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply" had an online meeting for knowing each other, and exchange ideas on how to share results and create synergies, potentially in the context of a thematic cluster.
The projects decided thus to collaborate during the next years starting by creating a database of contacts, sharing an online agenda of planned events, promoting periodical brainstorming, knowledge exchanging between project partners that are responsible for technical activities/tasks, organizing working groups on Non-Conventional Water (NCW) use at domestic and agricultural level with the aim to join results in a unique final document and to collaborate organizing the foreseen international events for the next years.
Project coordinators pointed out that a fruitful cooperation between the five projects and other projects implemented by the partners could lead to give an opportunity to strengthen technical relation and exchange of experience, sharing results and best practices to bring to common roundtables involving the largest possible number of stakeholders at the scale of the entire Mediterranean region. Furthermore, a common "white paper" or “political document” on non-conventional water use and water use efficiency, could be developed to collect the main insights, takeaways and solutions from the respective projects which might be useful for decision-makers.
In Mediterranean countries, water use for irrigation accounts for more than 70% of water consumption and an important hydric stress is registered due to increasing population and climate change. PROSIM project is part of this movement that faces relevant water management issues in the Mediterranean basin, by promoting innovative solutions combining water use efficiency and NCW (non-conventional water) and build local capacities to adopt/upscale them