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MEDISS - Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply


Titre : MEDISS - Mediterranean Integrated System for Water Supply

Région/Pays : Mediterranée

Date/ Durée : 2019-2022

There is a big pressure on the use of aquifers in the Mediterranean region for irrigation and desalination of water is still a costly and energy-demanding process. MEDISS addresses the issue of improving the quality of saline groundwater present in the Mediterranean area opening alternative irrigation for higher quality and more diversified cultivations (dates, citrus, etc.). According to the features and specific needs of the partner areas - Palestine (Jordan Valley), Jordan (Aqaba Governorate), Italy (Olbia) and Tunisia (Gabès) - MEDISS will test innovative solutions in the use of treated wastewater and desalination of brackish water. Specific awareness initiatives for end-users will challenge their reluctance toward non-conventional water resources (NCWR) and train them on Best Agricultural Practices. On the longer term, the project will contribute to reducing stress on freshwater, as well as costs for water supply. At the same time, higher productivity and diversification of crops will increase food security and income for farmers. Local communities and institutions will be empowered, contributing to behavioural change on the use of NCW and on environmentally and economically sustainable development.

Résultats attendus
* 1 database on the water supply, water quality, soil composition and crops situation in the 4 target areas. * 4 innovative solutions for NCW supply implemented for different irrigation and domestic purposes . * 1,450 hectares of land irrigated with treated wastewater . * 7 handover agreements with local authorities and water agencies to ensure the management of plants after the end of MEDISS project. * 4 cross-border thematic practitioners and research networks on NCW supply for agricultural and domestic purposes. * local governance plans that integrate MEDISS NCW supply solutions.

Lead Partner : جمعية مهندسي الصرف الصحي الفلسطينية - Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG)
Università degli Studi di Cagliari - University of Cagliari
معهد المناطق القاحلة Arid Regions Institute
محافظة أريحا والأغوار Governorate of Jericho & Al-Aghwar
Ente acque della Sardegna - Sardinian water authority
شركة مياه العقبة ذ.م.م. - Aqaba Water Company

Budget total : EUR 2 487 084.39
Financement EU : EUR 2 238 375.95

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