The efficient use of water has become of paramount importance and one of the country's national priorities. This activity will support the management of water demand linked to water scarcity, including the development of political instruments aimed at reduce losses in irrigation water (for example on the plot), domestic, tourist and industrial uses and unbilled water.
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.
N-W-MO-2: Elaboration of strategies for cost recovery, and development of tools for the evaluations of costs related to water
An increased water demand, combined with an expected decline in water supplies due to climate change, is leading to serious water scarcity in Morocco. This also entails in a significant increase in water-related costs. This activity will therefore support Morocco to elaborate strategies for cost recovery and tools in relation to water production.
WES will provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of the non-EU Mediterranean countries to implement effective measures to phase out Single Use Plastics (SUP). In this framework it will support WES Partner Countries in the formulation of the most appropriate and regionally harmonized measures/policy instruments to phase out Single Use Plastics and promote a circular economy. The activity will also contribute to the co-development of a set of guidelines to address Single Use Plastics in the Mediterranean.
N-W-IL-1: Evaluation of new methods to reduce the cross subsidies in the agricultural water tariff in Israel
This WES activity will conduct an evaluation of new methods to reduce the cross-subsidies in the water tariffs of the agricultural sector in Israel.
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.