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 two grants: 300,000 US dollars (2013-2015) and 280,000 US dollars (2016-2018).
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.
Watch the Programme video here!