ITC discusses non-conventional water resources at regional conference in Malta

10 May 2018
Non-conventional water resources
Desalination
wastewater reuse

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) participated in the NCWR Regional Conference "Advancing Non-Conventional Water Resources Management in Mediterranean Islands and Coastal Areas: Local Solutions, Employment Opportunities and People Engagement," in Malta, from 10 to 11 May 2018.

In his presentation, “The Canary Islands experience: current non-conventional water resources and future perspectives”, ITC’s Juan A. de la Fuente exposed the role currently played by desalination and reclaimed water from wastewater reuse in the Canary Islands as well as future prospects of these and other non-convential water resources in the Canarian Archipelago. The importance of the water-energy-food nexus in the Canary Islands was stressed, and MAGIC’s work on the Innovation Alternative Water Sources, led by ITC, outlined. 

The event was organised by Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Energy and Water Agency of Malta, to celebrate the 10 years of the Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Programme in the Mediterranean. More details in the conference program.