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Conservation and quality assurance of municipal water in the crossborder area (CIVILWATER)
Start date: Aug 31, 2001, End date: Aug 30, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The use of water in many Municipalities of the cross-border area is carried out with problems that mainly concern the control of the water quality, the water loss within the networks, the health hazards in cases of polluting incidents and the irrational use of water for irrigation of urban green areas. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) focuses on the conservation of the quality and quantity of water resources through the creation of a protected areas registry wherever water is pumped for drinking purposes, the pricing of water, and the development of monitoring and management actions. Nevertheless, the Directive does not foresee specific methodologies and application standards for the above, especially when urban water is concerned. Within this context, the project aims at the development of application standards, in agreement with the Water Framework Directive’s requirements, for the integrated management of municipal water resources. Main activities include: 1. The development, and subsequent assessment, of common application standards and operational methodologies for the quality control and conservation of drinking water and the pilot use of relevant applications (real-time monitoring of water quality, early warning pollution incident system, digitally controlled irrigation application system). 2. The education and training of various target groups on municipal water resources management (guide for wise public use of municipal water, training seminars for competent authorities). 3. The conduction of integrated application studies of similar projects for future allocation of similar projects to the corresponding measures of the Regional Operational Programmes. Expected Results: The expected results of the project are: 1. The sustainable management of urban water and the conservation of water resources through the use of IT technology. 2. The reduction of operational and managerial costs of the drinking water and irrigation networks in urban areas. 3. The early identification and/or prevention of potential accidents (leakage, pollution etc) and the increased citizens’ sense of security and safety. 4. The development of required maturity for the future financing of infrastructure projects. 5. The development of tools to support and facilitate the operational duties of water directorates in response to the requirement of Water Framework Directive.

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  • 2007 - 2013 Greece - Bulgaria (EL-BG)
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