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MENAWARA Non Conventional WAter Re-use in Agriculture in MEditerranean countries


Titre : MENAWARA Non Conventional WAter Re-use in Agriculture in MEditerranean countries

Région/Pays : Méditerranée

Date/ Durée : 2019 -2022

Water pressure has given rise in recent decades to a growing gap between supply and demand and to a deterioration in the quality of superficial and underground water sources in the Mediterranean region. Mediterranean countries are still torn between old and new water policies, and water shortage is not related only to increasing demand, but also to poor infrastructure and management practices. The joint challenges of MENAWARA project consist in providing additional resources by recycling drainage and wastewater, tapping water losses, rationalizing water use practices and setting operational governance models in line with national and international plans. The project is designed to enhance access to water through the treatment of wastewater to be re-used as complementary irrigation and to strengthen the capacity of governmental institutions, non-state actors operating in the sector, technicians, and farmers.

Résultats attendus
6 wastewater treatment plants equipped with new low-cost pre and post-treatment systems to improve the quality of treated wastewater for agricultural purposes (Imhoff tank, permeable reactive barriers, sand filters, UV, chlorination, etc.). 46.5 hectares of land irrigated with treated wastewater through modern, efficient systems (low-cost innovative sprinklers, subsurface drip irrigation). 5 training sessions addressed to managers, technicians of local institutions, researchers and farmers. 6 recommendation papers to promote the use of treated wastewater in agriculture. 1 interactive web platform facilitating access to information related to best practices and legislation on non-conventional water management.

Lead Partner : University of Sassari - Desertification Research Centre (NRD-UNISS)
Fundación Centro de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Agua CENTA
المركز الوطني للبحث والإرشاد الزراعي
GVC Onlus - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Office National de l’Assainissement
Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (C.I.H.E.A.M.) – Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari

Budget total : EUR 2 903 916.95
Financement EU : EUR 2 613 525.26

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