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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