Full Title and Acronym

Network of demonstration activities for sustainable integrated wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean countries (Sustain Water MED)

Target Countries /  Areas

EGYPT:        Al Gezayra village in the Ismailia  Governorate

JORDAN:    The Headquarters of the Public Security Directorate in Moqablane, Amman 

MOROCCO: The village Ait Idir in the Souss-Massa-Draa region in the South of Morocco

TUNISIA:     Irrigated farm area around the Ouljet El Khodher Wastewater treatment Plant in the Medenine Gouvernorate

Overall Objective(s)

  • To improve the sustainable integrated management of non conventional water resources;
  • To enhance the capacity of national organizations and consortium partners in sustainable management of non conventional water resources;
  • To disseminate best practices on sustainable integrated wastewater management and reuse.

Specific Objectives of Demonstration Activities

To demonstrate:

  • the socio-economic and environmental benefits of decentralized wastewater management in rural areas in Egypt (pilot site: Al Gezayra Village in the Ismailia Governorate; pilot activity: wastewater collection and treatment as well as disposal/treatment of sludge and effluent); 
  • the socio-economic and environmental benefits of decentralized wastewater management in peri-urban areas (pilot site: the Public Security Directorate in Moqablane; pilot activity: treatment of wastewater using the Sequencing Batch Reactor technology and reuse system for landscaping purposes);
  • The economic, health and environmental benefits of locally adapted wastewater, rainwater and human excreta management in rural areas of Morocco (pilot site: Ait Idir village in the Souss-Massa-et-Draa region; pilot activity: Human excreta management through Urine Diversion and Dehydration Toilets; wastewater treatment using the constructed wetlands, the UASB and other ecosan technologies; rainwater management through the construction of weirs and growing plants to prevent soil erosion); 
  • The benefits of a participatory wastewater quality monitoring and early warning system between different authorities and farmers to increase the safe use of treated wastewater in agriculture in Tunisia (pilot site: Irrigated farming area around the Ouljet El Khodher Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Medenine Governorate; pilot activity: Construction of a Sand filter, procurement of water quality monitoring devices for the field and labs, establishment of an IT platform for coordinated quality monitoring).

Expected outputs of Demonstration Activities

  • Five demonstration activities are conducted and put in operation in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia;
  • Best practices on sustainable integrated non-conventional water resources are documented, demonstrated and disseminated in the form of information centers and publications;
  • A comprehensive impact assessment system documented in the form of easy-to-use guidelines;
  • Local and regional training courses on managerial aspects as well as on operation and maintenance of the demonstration plants/systems;
  • Policy recommendation papers and a compendium are developed and disseminated.

Leader Organisation / Institution

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner Organisations

  1. Adelphi Research GmbH (Adelphi)  - Germany
  2. Agenzia nationale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostentible (ENEA) -  Italy
  3. International Union for Conservation ofNature Regional Office for Europe (AISBL/IUCN ) -Belgium Al Balqa Applied University (BAU) - Jordan
  4. Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) - Egypt
  5. Office National de l`Assainissement (ONAS) – Tunisia
  6. Agence du Bassin Hydraulique du Souss-Massa et D'raa (ABH-SMD) – Morocco

Contact details

Dr. Ismail Al Baz, Senior Project Manager

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Mohamed Bassem Al - Khamash Str.13, 11190 Amman, Jordan

Tel. :  +962-6-5868090-107

Fax :  +962-6-5868090-101

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

website: http://swim-sustain-water.eu/index.php?id=251

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