Dr. Yaser Abunnasr, coordinator of the NAWAMED (funded by EU, ENI CBSMED program) project “Nature Based Solutions for Domestic Water Reuse in Mediterranean Countries", was featured in the first issue of NAWAMED's yearly newsletter discussing importance and relevance of the anticipated project outcomes.
The NAWAMED project aims to improve urban water management and promote the use of non-conventional water resources. The first newsletter for the project tackles the following topics related to Lebanon:
- Water situation in Lebanon and the potential contribution of the NAWAMED project to change Lebanon's water story through innovative, sustainable and low-cost treatment technologies to replace the use of potable water with the use of good quality, non-conventional water. It is worth noting that untreated domestic wastewater in cities continues to be the main source of pollution to rivers, ground water and ecosystems.
- Lebanon's Pilot Areas of the NAWAMED Project with presentation of the pilot areas and buildings where green walls and constructed wetland plants for grey water treatment will be tested.
- Making COVID-19 an opportunity to foster synergies between NAWAMED and other initiatives in Lebanon, discussing possible synergies, collaborations, and complementarities to be able to develop some common and intersecting objectives where experiences can be shared.
A full version of the newsletter is accessible here. If you would like to subscribe to NAWAMED e-newsletter, click here.