Programme in Cyprus

In Cyprus, our work is known as Mission Water - Non Conventional Water Resources Programme

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.