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                                                                                                                            SWIM EMAIL ALERT - NOVEMBER 2014
Water is too precious to waste...

Dear SWIM friend,

You are receiving this monthly email alert for your timely information about forthcoming activities and new materials available on the SWIM websites.

We hope you will find it useful and will bring you even closer to the SWIM family!

With best wishes,

The SWIM-SM Team



SWIM- Support Mechanism

Now available online:

  • Documents and materials related to the Training Workshop on Risk and Insurance in PPPs for Water Infrastructure (30-31 October 2014, Athens – Greece) are available in English

  • The report of the Lebanese case study (Saida wastewater treatment plant) and the Moroccan case study (Al Hoceima wastewater treatment plant) analysed in the framework of the Verification and Validation of Adequacy & Efficiency of Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants Projects in Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia are available respectively in English and French

SWIM – Demonstration Projects


Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems 

Now available online:

  • The Third Annual Meeting of ACLIMAS was organized on 13-14 November 2014 in Rome, Italy. The Agenda is available in English

    A Training course on “Advanced tools to predict water stress and its effect on the yield of field crops”, was organised on 24-27 November 2014 in Hammamet, Tunisia. The Program of the course and the training materials are available in English.

SWIM – All Across the Jordan

Trans-boundary NGO Master Planning of the Lower Jordan River Basin

Now available online:

  • International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley (10-12 November 2014) with the participation of over one hundred government officials from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, international diplomatic representatives, international development agency representatives, and basin experts. The following documents and materials are available in English:

- Agenda

- Presentations

- Photo album


Innovative Means to Protect Water Resources in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas through Re-injection of Treated Water

Planned activities

Technical and Hydrological Surveys

NobariyaEgypt and Korba - Tunisia

  • The 3D Regional scale model for Nobariya (called FLOW3D) will be delivered by the end of December 2014
  • The 3D local scale model for Nobariya will be implemented with the data of the G-TEM and MRS measurements in January and February 2015
  • The complete GIS archive containing all gathered data will be ready by the end of February 2015


Pilot Projects


  • The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrade works are advancing and are expected to be concluded by the end of February 2015

  • A mission is scheduled on 15-18 December 2014 with the objective to identify the best type of plants to be sown and of irrigation to be adopted

  • By the end of January 2015 the irrigation project design will be ready, while the works are foreseen to be carried out until the end of February

Korba - Tunisia

  • Civil works for sand filtration treatment and installation of baffle in the two wastewater treatment plant ponds will be accomplished by the end of February 2015

  • A mission will be organised in order to verify the progress of the activities until the end of February 2015

Involvement of Local Stakeholders, Communication, Capacity Building and Dissemination

  • The first meeting of the “Water Users Committee” of Nobariya created in the framework of the project will be held on the 27th of December 2014

  • On the same day (27/12/2014), an awareness raising event is planned to be held in collaboration with the Women Association of Nobariya

  • A visit to the Waste Water Treatment Plant and a meeting with the members of the “Water Users Committee” of Nobariya will be organised on the 28th of January 2015

  • The 2nd workshop in the framework of the "Any Drop of Water" campaign will take place in Cairo on 29th of January 2015. A Tunisian delegation will participate in order to enhance the exchange and comparison between the two experiences (Nobariya and Korba)

  • A technical training seminar on dynamic modeling and flow measurements for public officials and technicians will be held in Nobariya in January 2015

SWIM – Sustain Water MED

Network of demonstration activities for sustainable integrated wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean countries

Now available online:

  • A manual aiming at formulating best practices on how to ensure that the reuse of treated wastewater for the Public Security Directorate (PSD-Jordan) landscape irrigation follows Jordanian standards and poses no risks to humans and the environment is available in English

  • A review of baseline data and literature regarding the pilot project in Jordan is available in English

  • The agenda and report of a training on the safe use of treated wastewater (PSD) in Jordan (19-20 October 2014) are available in English

  • The report of the  5th  Regional Meeting of the project organized on 3-4 December 2014 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt will be available shortly

  • The agenda and abstracts of the SWIM-Sustain Water Med Regional Conference organized on 1-2 December 2014 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt are available in English


Planned activities:


  • A mission about the economic and environmental impacts of the reuse activities at the Public Security Directorate (PSD) in Jordan will be carried out until the end of January 2015
  • An agreement between Great Amman Municipality (GAM) and PSD is planned to be signed by March 2015 for the reuse of the excess treated wastewater in different landscaping areas within the Municipality. PSD is expected to provide GAM with 20 - 30 CM/day high quality treated wastewater in compliance with the Jordanian reuse standards.


  • The tender for the construction of the wastewater treatment plant at the Gezyeira village in the Ismailia Governorate (Nile Delta) was launched in Dec 2014: it consists of two lots, one for the construction of the sewage network and one for the treatment technology. The construction work is expected to start at the end of January and last until the end of June 2015. For the operation and maintenance of the treatment plant at Al Guzyeira, a technical committee will be established at the village level and supported by the local affiliate of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW). It is envisaged that the committee will later be in charge of the operation and maintenance of the treatment plant.


  • A sand filtration unit will be constructed at the pilot plant of Medinine, South Tunisia until mid-December 2014 and will be accompanied by a water quality monitoring programm to ensure that the treated wastewater is in line with Tunisian irrigation standards.
  • An IT-Platform will be established in January 2015 to disseminate the monitoring data to all stakeholders representing monitoring agencies from different sectors (environmental, agricultural, water and health).
  • Local training courses will be conducted for Office National de l’Assainissement (ONAS) staff and other stakeholders in January and February 2015 in order to ensure the sustainability of the operation and maintenance of the sand filtration unit.


  • The construction of the pilot plant at Ait Idir  revolving around a comprehensive eco-sanitation concept to treat and reclaim nutrients for further usage in agriculture or for biogas production has started in November 2014 and will be finalized in summer 2015.

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