Non-Conventional Water Resource Programme Using Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Reuse Systems in Selected Public Buildings and Areas
A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
B.4.1: Support sustainable initiatives targeting innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply
ECOAQUA aims at advancing the use of non-conventional water resources (NCWRs), mainly storm water harvesting and grey water reuse, improved by innovative techniques and methods, in water scarce communities in Abasan Al-Kabira and its surrounding, as a cost effective method for enhancing water availability, addressing current and future water scarcity challenges at local level
The ECOAQUA Programme’s objectives are:
• To improve sustainable integrated management of non-conventional water resources and especially rainwater harvesting and grey water reuse, as cost effective methods for water availability and climate change adaptation in the water scarce in Abasan Al-Kabira and its surrounding.
• To support the Municipality of Abasan Al-Kabira in the water sector Sustainable Development Goals, aligned with their SDIP Action Plan in view of their vision for the Abasan Al-Kabira to become an eco-city by 2020.
• To contribute to the development of the National Water Management Plan for the Palestinian Water Authority
• To enhance the capacity of the local authorities to manage NCWR
• To educate students and teachers on NCWR and increase awareness on sustainable water use
• To promote multi-stakeholder partnerships for local NCWR initiatives
• To advance the use of NCWR, as a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective way of improving community access to water in water scarce areas, thereby contributing to climate adaptation at local level;
• To promote knowledge and sharing of experiences on aspects of NCWR applications that can be further used.
• Reduced municipal water consumption in public buildings.
• Increase the irrigation water quantities produced by storm water collection pond in Wadi Saber area in the southern neighbourhood.
• More efficient use of water in residential and public buildings.
• Increased capacity of civil servants and stakeholders on non-conventional water resource techniques.
• Increased awareness of local authorities, governmental entities, socioeconomic actors, citizens on sustainable integrated management of non-conventional water resources.
• To contribute to the development of necessary planning and management skills at the local and national levels and facilitate regional know how transfer and cooperation.
Municipalities, Universities
Municipalities, Universities
Municipality of Abasan Al-Kabira
Local or regional public administration