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Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region

Reclaimed municipal wastewater is considered as a valuable non-conventional water resource (NCWR). Unfortunately, a substantial number of wastewater treatment plants installed in the Mediterranean region have proven unsuccessful copies of western-based treatment system concepts. Besides their high operational and maintenance costs, these systems are often unsuited to address the local challenges of wastewater treatment. As a result, treated municipal water is commonly underexploited throughout the region. To address these challenges, AQUACYCLE is set to bring an eco-innovative wastewater treatment technology that will consist of anaerobic digestion, constructed wetlands and solar treatment for the cost-effective treatment of urban wastewater with minimal costs of operation and maximum environmental benefits.

Impact sector: Waste and pollution, Water management

Outcome target group: ·Farmers’ and irrigation associations, tree nurseries, agricultural extensions services, water utilities, municipal authorities and representatives from civil society ·Ministries responsible for planning, environment, water, agriculture and energy, national research centres, universities and private consultancy firms · Regional and international water associations leveraged to bring the derived benefits to the attention of policy-makers and scientists around the Mediterranean region and beyond

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Reward Effort, Hold Regular Meetings

Budget: $2,838,680.00
Funded: $2,554,812.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas ( CERTH )
Web: https://www.certh.gr/root.en.aspx
Address: 6th km Charilaou-Thermi Road Thessalonki GR-57001 Greece
Contact Name: Anastasios Karabelas
Email: karabaj@cperi.certh.gr
Phone: (+30)2310498476