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.