NCWR Programme Objectives

A programme designed for climate change adaptation and the increase of water availability in the Mediterranean.


The Non Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in the Mediterranean  is designed and implemented by the regional organization Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and in partnership with local and national authorities and the Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers in the countries.  It aims to advance rainwater harvesting, stormwater management, and greywater recycling, as a means to increase the local water budget and contribute to climate change adaptation in insular and urban communities.

The Programme’s water-saving objectives are to:

  • Position the use of NCWR as a helpful tool for climate change adaptation at local level;
  • Advance the use of NCWR, as a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective way of improving water access in communities challenged by water scarcity;
  • Educate students and teachers on NCWR and increase awareness on sustainable water use;
  • Train local technicians on the application of modern NCWR water treatment systems and materials;
  • Promote multi-stakeholder partnerships with the shared value to contribute to local water security;
  • Leverage knowledge and sharing of experiences on aspects of NCWR applications that can be used to save water.