During the 2nd Tunisian e-Water Table, organised by the Centre for Water Research and Technologies (CERTE) with involved parties on water treatment and reuse, the various emerging technologies for Non-Conventional Water (NCW) treatment applicable in the Tunisian context were discussed.
About 15 experts from both the private and the public stakeholders engaged in water management, representatives of local authorities, private companies with water interests, private engineering offices and architect companies actively contributed to the achievement of common conclusions, foreseen at the end of the cycle of the four e-Water Tables.
The goals and an overview of nature-based solutions (NBS) designed by the NAWAMED project consortium and the benefits of these technologies and assessments of the opportunities for their replication, were presented.
The objective is to integrate the NCW in the water demand management (WDM) as available resource adapted to specific uses. A review of experiences and technological solutions was presented before discussion in order to share the technological performances and how to integrate them at local and urban levels for NCW valorisation.
NAWAMED (Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse in Mediterranean Countries), implemented in the framework of the ENI CBC MED Programme, concretely contributes at promoting and testing low-cost nature-based solutions for the decentralised NCW use at domestic level: in particular, the goals are to treat some 9.000 m3/year of water to be reused and to train at least 150 technicians, thus supporting capacity building.
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