Kick-off meeting of MEDWAYCAP
The MEDWAYCAP project “The MEDiterranean pathWAY for innovation CAPitalisation toward an urban-rural integrated development of non-conventional water resources”, launched in Thessaloniki on December 16, 2021, brings together 9 partners and 12 associated partners from 8 countries around the Mediterranean: Greece, Malta, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan.
CERTH is the Lead Beneficiary of MEDWAYCAP, represented by two Institutes, the Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) and Information Technologies Institute (ITI). The Kick-off Meeting was organized by the Natural Resources and Renewable Energies Laboratory (NRRE) of CPERI and was attended by partners’ and associated partner as well as representatives of CPERI/CERTH, ENI CBC MED – Joint Technical Secretariat, ENI – Eastern Mediterranean Branch Office, Union for Mediterranean, Region of Central Macedonia, Ministry of Enviurnment and Energy, Municipality of Thermi, Thessaloniki Water Supply & Sewerage Co. S.A. and Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
MEDWAYCAP project is fully aligned with European Green Deal and other EU policies on water management, climate change and circular economy and, endorsed by the Union for Mediterranean (UfM), will strongly contribute to the UfM Water Agenda.
Thanks to the cooperation between high level institutional and technical bodies at Mediterranean level, the project aims to facilitate the general access and promotion of best practices for continuous improvement of treated wastewater reuse as a non-conventional water resource (NCWR) at domestic and agricultural level.
With a budget of 1.11 mil. Euro, funded 90% by the European Programme ENI CBC Med (Cross-Border Cooperation ENI “Mediterranean Sea Basin”), MEDWAYCAP contributes to the wider open debate on local water shortage mitigation and Mediterranean environmental challenges by means of multisectoral and transnational alliances.
To reach the goal, partners are called in 24 months to tailor tools and innovative methodologies, as the Innovation Camp, identifying and engaging the “challenge owners”, powerful stakeholders able to merge visions toward a common strategy, including economic related aspects. At the same time, in order to support this process and the transfer of know-how, at technical level the project will provide a “ready-to-use package” on water management, climate change and circular economy, using a novel combination of advanced techniques and state of the art tools.
The MEDWAYCAP project is funded and supported by the European Union through the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.