AQUAKNIGHT

 AQUA KNowledge and Innovation transfer for water savinG in tHe mediTerranean basin (AQUAKNIGHT)

[Mediterranean SeaBasinJoint Operational Programme - EC DecisionC (2008) 4242]

The overall objectives of AQUAKNIGHT are:

  • To contribute to the protection of the environment by achieving a more efficient use of water resources;
  • Set-up a cooperation framework between stakeholders in the EUMC and MPC in order to improve the efficiency of water distribution networks.

The specific objectives of the project are:

1) the development of five parallel pilot projects in Mediterranean Partner Countries (Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia) and EU Mediterranean Countries (Cyprus and Italy) for the transfer of experience in integrated planning and management of water distribution networks

2) capacity building of water companies and public institutions concerned with water management in order to promote water saving and water demand management

3) to strengthen the links between water entities in the EUMC and  the MPC to promote synergies and collaborative actions for tackling water scarcity in the Mediterranean basin

4)To transfer the knowledge from EUMC to MPC on best practice and state-of-the-art techniques for efficient water management.

ICCS is the project coordinator. The ICCS will also provide technical support in the implementation of the pilots in Cyprus and Jordan where they will investigate the use of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to detect and locate water leaks that are usually very difficult to find with other methods (e.g. small water leaks or leaks in non-metallic pipelines (plastic/PVC etc.).

More information about the project can be found in the following website: http://www.aquaknight.eu

Project co-funded by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.

 

 

Project co-funded by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.