23 - 27 March 2015

Name and Surname: Ms.  Mariela Antonakopoulou

Area of expertise / experience: Assistant Programme Officer at GWP-Med, with a background in chemical engineering and a specialization in Environmental Engineering and Water Management. Mariela joined GWP-Med in 2012 and has since been involved in the Non-Conventional Water Resources Programme in the Mediterranean.

Organisation:  Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med)

Title of Intervention: Alter Aqua: Mobilising Non Conventional Water                                                      Resources for 
Local Water Security in the Maltese Islands


Abstract: The Non-Conventional Water Resources (Alter Aqua) Programme in Malta aims to enhance the use of NCWRs, such as rainwater harvesting, greywater and wastewater reuse, through a holistic approach including green infrastructure and educational activities. It is as a sustainable solution to address water scarcity issues in the Maltese islands. The challenges, achievements and lessons learned from the Alter Aqua’s experience in Malta since 2011 will be presented.

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