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“WATER FOR THE CITY” IS A PILOT PROJECT IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDROUPOLIS, NE GREECE, TO PROMOTE AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO WATER MANAGEMENT AT THE URBAN LEVEL.
Its goal is to increase water supply for urban use and promote good practices for the sustainable water use in the city.
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BY 2050, 66% OF GLOBAL
POPULATION WILL BE LIVING IN
AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
In addition to the demographic and lifestyle changes resulting in increased pressure on freshwater resources, climate variability and change poses threats to local water security, especially in coastal areas.

As urban centers are growing and related water needs are increasing, the optimisation of the urban water cycle through integrated approaches and stakeholder engagement becomes key toward local sustainability.
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IN GREECE, THE CURRENT URBAN POPULATION IS 77% AND COULD INCREASE TO 86% BY 2050
With the larger coastline in the Mediterranean, exceeding 13,600 kilometers, many coastal cities and towns face water related challenges, exacerbated also by salinisation of aquifers.
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The project
implementation
consists of
4
main pillars
ENGAGE!
Every citizen can contribute! Efficient urban water use can be achieved by adopting simple practices and steps in everyday life. To learn how you can actively participate in the water saving for your city click here.
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