The “Wall2Water (W2W)” SYSTEM, the innovative system for collecting, treating and reusing greywater from the “Istituto Comprensivo Statale Valle dell’Anapo”, was designed by IRIDRA and built in the Municipality of Ferla by the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – SVI.MED (Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Sustainable Development) within the international project “Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse in Mediterranean Countries” (NAWAMED).
Beyond the Ferla system
In addition to the Ferla system, NAWAMED is working intensively to complete the planned systems in other public buildings in Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia, further testing Wall2Water technologies and similar approaches in different Mediterranean contexts.
Between 3 and 5 October 2022 Sicily hosted the international event “Mediterranean green transition toward climate change adaptation and circular water management“, in which participants discussed the results and lessons learned and propose strategies to promote solutions based on nature and the use of “unconventional” water resources such as rainwater and greywater, in urban and rural contexts.
The ENI CBC Med program
The NAWAMED project is part of the ENI CBC Med Program: it is the largest multilateral and cross-border cooperation initiative in financial terms (209 million euros) and number of countries involved (14 of which 7 from the southern shore: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) promoted by the European Union within the Neighbourhood Policy.
The purpose of the Program is to contribute to equitable, sustainable and common development in response to the multiple environmental, economic, geopolitical and cultural challenges that characterize the cooperation area. Thanks to grants whose amount is between 500,000 and 3.5 million euros, the Program supports projects in particularly relevant sectors: business creation, development of transnational economic chains, sustainable tourism, innovation, social inclusion, sustainable management of water resources, promotion of renewable energies and protection of coastal areas.
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