WES will make an assessment of the potential and demarcation of retention areas along priority wadis of concern for use in agriculture. A National study will be provided that will be integrated to the National Strategy that is currently under revision.
N-W-JO-1: Conduct a diagnosis for the performance of Non-Revenue Water in a pilot utility and develop a plan for NRW improvements focusing on minimum cost of interventions with fast investment paybacks
This activity will assist a selected public water utility to target Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction and advance their efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water monitoring and management.
N-W-EG-1: Strengthen the water utilities capacities to manage/reduce Non Revenue Water and detect leakage
This WES activity will assist the Asyut Water and Wastewater Company to target the reduction of Non-Revenue Water and to continue its efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water management.
Scarcity of water in Tunisia makes efficient management and optimal allocation of this resource imperative. At the moment, agriculture in Tunisia is accountable for more than 80% of total withdrawals. Improving the efficiency of water use in agriculture is therefore at the heart of this activity.
The increase of sedimentation is a serious problem for water reservoirs. Well designed water dams offer a good tool for proper water management. WES will support Tunisia in finding mitigation measures for sedimentation of the Lebna and Siliana dams.
N-W-PS-1: Design actions/modalities for improved water billing and fees’ collection rates also with a view to support outsourcing and Public Private Partnerships and engagement through Micro Private Sector Participation
Through Private Sector Participation, WES is aiming to increase financial ability for self-finance and enable applying the tariffs
N-W-PS-2: Capacity building/trainings with pilot farmers’ associations and relevant communities on optimal irrigation management and practices
The current WES activity is focusing on increasing the knowledge of the relevant authorities responsible for monitoring irrigation projects and irrigation savings with the aim to enable them to train farmers and Water Users Association in optimal irrigation water management.
WES will support Israel to assess and to inventorise or map potential retention areas and to propose a management plan for the utilisation of the retained volumes. It will enrich the knowledge and know-how of storm water management in urban areas, to review best management practices and to learn from designing Natural Water Retention Measures in two pilot cases.
N-W-EG-2: Assist Egypt in the development of financing mechanisms, allowing the private sector to be involved and improve “water network management and resources efficiency at the on-farm level”
WES will assist Egypt in the development of financing mechanisms allowing the private sector to be involved and to improve water network management and resource efficiency at the on-farm level. The aim of this activity will be to contribute to increasing agricultural water productivity.