Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse in Mediterranean Countries

In Mediterranean countries, domestic water use accounts for a minor part of water consumption - a much larger quantity is used for irrigation - but it requires the best quality and its demand is continuously growing, along with improving lifestyle and increasing urban population. Moreover, urban water is still the main cause of pollution of rivers and groundwater, even when treated before being discharged. Per capita domestic water use can be drastically reduced by using non-conventional water (NCW) resources for not potable purposes: greywater (and rainwater when available) can be reused for WC flushing and irrigation but requires the implementation of decentralised treatment systems, serving one or a few buildings. NAWAMED aims at changing the urban water management practice by mean of innovative, sustainable, and low-cost treatment technologies, applicable in a decentralised way, to replace the use of potable water with good quality of NCW.

Impact sector: Water management, Urban development

Outcome target group: Owners/managers of the 8 pilot sites 450 practitioners (e.g. engineers, architects, etc.), construction companies, university students 50 staff of local and regional authorities

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

Rating: 3.8

Budget: $3,253,775.00
Funded: $2,928,398.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: Province of Latina ( LATINA )
Address: Via A. Costa, 1 Latina 4100 Italy
Contact Name: Fabio Zaccarelli
Phone: 390773401317
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 4
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 4
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 3.5
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.5
Technological Advancement: 4
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 181 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 275 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 5749011 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 118 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 14 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 37 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 150 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 167 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 96 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 5 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 24 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 8 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 36 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 32 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 86 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 289 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 27 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 38 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 102 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 8 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 71 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 9 (9)