Sound Management of Water Resources for Sustainble Tourism

Thematic objective: B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority: Priority B.4.1 Support sustainable initiatives aimed at finding innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply
Brief description of the project: Improving the quality of the environment is needed to promote tourism at remote areas. Sustainable management of water resources is urgent because of the limited fresh, clean water supply at those areas. A good management system is needed for environmental auditing of water resources by considering of the health, social and economic aspects. This will identify the most environmental problems, advancing the use of non-conventional water resources (NCWRs) in order to secure water availability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project will adapt a pilot model in sewage water treatment through anaerobic fermentation and methanogenesis utilizing municipal solid waste such as food waste and other organic materials for energy production. The model can be repeated at other locations.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: Reduce the negative effects on environment- develop new technology - develop new green jobs - produce renewable energy and clean water . Integrated management of water resources through an appropriate technologies for the sustainability of tourism at remote areas.
Expected results: Reduce municipal water consumption in resorts. Non-traditional water resources - energy generation - increase in the number of tourists - a pilot model for the treatment of sludge and waste of food for energy generation – Environmental criteria for sustainable tourism - maximize utilization of natural resources - an applicable model in tourism remote areas.
Partners already involved: Not yet
Partners searched: Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia Malta and Cyprus
Total estimated budget: 2.5M €
First name: Elham
Last name: Refaat
Name of the organisation: Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
Type of organisation: Ministry or other national public administration
City: Cairo
Country: Egypt
Email: emorefaat@yahoo.com
Phone number: +201009183010
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