Best water Use


Project Number – MIS 5014500
Priority axis 2 - A Sustainable and Climate adaptable Cross-Border area
Investment priorities 6f - Promoting innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency in the waste sector, water sector and with regard to soil, or to reduce air pollution
Intervention fields 021. Water management and drinking water conservation (including river basin management, water supply, specific climate change adaptation measures, district and consumer metering, charging systems and leak reduction)
Call 2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4
Lead Beneficiary Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki’s local authorities, “Anatoliki” S.A.
Beneficiaries Serres Development Agency - S.A.
Economic Development Agency Bansko
Association Eco Nevrokop
Economic Development Agency HIGH WEST RODOPI
Start Date Oct 02, 2017
End Date Jun 30, 2020
Budget 693.632,50 €
ERDF Contribution 589.587,63
National Contribution 104.044,88 €
The continuing deterioration of the environment, contributed to the realization that no measures of environmental protection and no legislation cannot contribute to the improvement and protection, nor sufficient to achieve sustainability, if not configured citizens with the appropriate responsible environmental behavior, through which they will proceed to actions in order to protect and preserve the environment. What is needed and the technical treatment of the problem is a new culture for water, another treatment that cannot exist except through consultations on local communities and when all realize the magnitude of the problem and seek common acceptable ways to solve it.

The aim of the proposed project is to record, collect and promote those information and data in political, scientific, technological and communication level, that will help local stakeholders of the participating areas through residents to optimize their possibilities for action in order to achieve rational and sustainable management urban water, focusing on the need for further information-dissemination-education-awareness of citizens, students and stakeholders, both in saving level of available water resources and to upgrade its quality, and more generally in sustainable management level.

The basic design objectives focused on forming an overall educational policy of the local government, which will have three recipients aiming to:
• The preparation of officials in the management of water resources
• The environmental shaping "literate" people who are beyond the knowledge they will acquire skills and attitudes that will enable them to participate in environmental actions
• The development of educational processes through which will promote the comprehensive, systemic and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues, particularly optimum water management. Developing among students and teachers,  personal collective sense of responsibility for environmental protection and ensuring sustainable living conditions.

These objectives will be achieved by implementing the following actions: Development of a partnership network aiming to exchange experiences in policy and communication management of urban water, a pilot action launching a label "best water use” and the organization of the relevant ceremony award, development of a comprehensive environmental program in schools and kindergartens which will include information and awareness actions of pupils, recording / survey of household and farmers relationship with water and the development of the relevant rational water management guides, creation of awareness and information campaign, management and dissemination actions. The results of the project will be used by the direct beneficiaries of the project, i.e local schools (children and teachers), local stakeholders, farmers / businesses and residents.

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D.2.3_Brochure (EN_GR_BG)

- D.2.1_BestWaterUse_EN subs
- D.2.1_BestWaterUse_BG
- D.2.1_RespectWater_animation_EN subs

D.4.2: e-game raising awareness on environmental issues
D.4.2: e-learning platform for environmental issues    

D.3.1.1 Research Results & Main Findings EN
D.3.1.1 Research Results & Main Findings GR
D.3.3.1_Survey_household & farmers relationship with water_BG (EN summary)
D.3.4.1_Survey household, professionals & farmers relationship with water_BG (EN summary)
D3.5.1_Survey household & farmers relationship with water_BG (EN summary)

D.3.1.2 Good Practices in Greece and Europe GR
D.3.1.2_Good Practices in Greece and Europe_EN
D.3.4.2_Research on good practices to water resources use and management in Bulgaria_EN
D.4.3.2_Best Practices Guide on water use_BG
D.4.3.2_Best Practices Guide on water use_EN

D.4.1.3_Trainer_s Handbook on Sustainable Water Use_GR
D.4.4.1_Trainer_s Handbook on Sustainable Water Use_BG

D.6.1.3_Capitalization Plan of Best Water Use project_EN

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