NAWAMED highlights potential of greywater separation and reuse in Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia
May 27 2021
In the whole Mediterranean area, there is a need for new solutions to provide water and sanitation services reducing water use and wastewater discharge.
The most promising approach to domestic water reuse considers decentralised solutions to collect, treat and reuse water without expensive infrastructures. However, the challenge for our cities is to integrate the solutions in the urban context and use low land area, as availability is limited. For that, Nature-Based solutions, such as green walls and roof wetlands, can play a successful role.
The NAWAMED team gathered information to assess the potential for greywater reuse in the countries hosting the pilots (Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia). The report “Survey on the potential for greywater separation and reuse in each country”, aims to estimate the water that could be recovered, analysing the main obstacles for a large-scale greywater reuse strategy, such as technical, economic, legal, and cultural.