The panel is the start of an ambitious international project which goal is to design a model of rational water management on the islands, including efforts associated with saving water and using renewable energy sources.
"Lack of drinking water affects many European islands, and the goal of our project is largely associated with efforts to reduce its consumption, especially in terms of irrational waste of water resources", said Picula, adding that "the effects of this joint action should be recognized with saving both water and money in the near future, on included islands but on all other European islands also".
"I believe this will be achieved through the use of innovative technological solutions and by changing our everyday habits", concluded the host of this week's meeting and said that everything that will be achieved by this plan on the islands involved in the project, will be applicable on all other islands and other coastal communities.
The project was opened with the presentation of challenges that residents are faced and all who take care about water supply of these eight islands, will last through the entire year, and the next meeting of the working group responsible for drafting the model of water management will be in September in Komiža, after completing a series of planned field studies.
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