Since October 2020, the EU-funded “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Southern Neighbourhood region” project, has been engaged in the implementation of an activity titled “Potential of Water use efficiency and water saving in domestic water” to support the public water service ‘L’Algérienne Des Eaux’ (ADE) in the development of effective intervention strategies aimed at reducing domestic water consumption.
Following two Trainings and the Survey on Residential Water Use Efficiency, WES has successfully concluded its activity by organising a Consultation Workshop, on the 23rd of October 2023, at Ramla city, in the commune of Bejaia, Algeria.
During the Consultation, an overview of the WES national activity in Algeria was made by the team od WES water experts. By the end of the presentation of the activity’s results, the roadmap for scaling activity findings, and the opportunities for implementing water use efficiency measures/programs and their benefits, were thoroughly discussed between stakeholders. A set of possible actions to be implemented by the country, beyond the duration of the project, were put forward.
The raise of awareness among partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders of the options available to reduce water consumption and how it could be achieved, was one of the key themes of this event.
The projection of the WES Video “Help us save a drop” on water demand management and use, along with the presentation of a communication action plan, proved to be effective communication tools to ensure the optimal dissemination of the results of this activity.
Besides Mr Kamel DJELOUAH WES Focal Point and Deputy Director of Water Supply Infrastructure, at the Directorate of Drinking and Industrial Water Supply of the Ministry of Public Works, Hydraulics and Basic Infrastructure, , this workshop involved 44 stakeholders representing institutions related to water resources planning and management and water supply such as the Public Water Services of ‘L’Algérienne Des Eaux’ (ADE) from the Directorate Units of Bejaia, Tizi Ouzou, Bouira and Bermoudes Zones, local authorities, as well as professors and students from the University of Bejaia.