With natural water supplies no longer meeting the growing demand in several countries throughout the Mediterranean region, Non Conventional Water Resources (NCWR), such as rainwater and greywater, are increasingly becoming an additional contributor to water availability.
Related environmental, energy, health and other impacts need to be carefully considered while defining the potentials and limitations of such options. Improving non-conventional options demands better planning and regulation; coordinated investment; monitoring of operations; building managerial capacity; and, where relevant, mitigating their negative impacts.
Overall, where the development of non-conventional options is necessary, it should be combined with water demand management actions. In relation and beyond these, a strong demand for integrated water resources management and urban water management, including thorough blue-green approaches and practices, has emerged.
Our programme mainly applies - but is not limited to - greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting practices.