The Programme started in Cyprus in 2013 by the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), in partnership with the Coca-Cola Company and Lanitis Bros (Coca-Cola bottler in Cyprus). The Programme’s activities are implemented in collaboration with the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus and the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE). The Programme is funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation through a two-year grant (2013-2015) of 400,000 US dollars.
Aim and Objectives
The NCWR Programme in Cyprus aims to mobilise NCWR, as a sustainable solution to address water scarcity issues in Cyprus. Cyprus is a water stressed country, with limited fresh water resources and, therefore, in vital need of leveraging the potential of NCWRs.
The NCWR Programme’s objectives are:
- To promote NCWRs and, especially, greywater reuse as a cost-effective method for water availability and climate change adaptation in Cyprus
- To educate teachers and equip them with tailor made education material on NCWR, which they will use with their students, in order to raise awareness among the youth on sustainable water use
- To train local technicians on the application of modern NCWR systems and materials, and build their capacity to install and/or repair such systems on the island, sharing their expertise at local level
- To promote knowledge and sharing of experiences on aspects of greywater reuse and rainwater harvesting systems and approaches.
- To promote multi-stakeholder partnerships for local NCWR initiatives.
- To promote dialogue among Mediterranean countries on how to advance the use of NCWR Management
Learn more about the Programme's activities in Cyprus here.