March 20, 2018 Internet & Press

Saving water on the islands

It's not easy to live on an island and islanders know it best! This is the reason why MEP Tonino Picula asked the islanders for solutions for water shortage problems. After a one-year resarch, Picula's team collected the results in a smart guide to water manegement, called "Water Saving Challenge", which Picula presented publicly with his colleagues.

MEP Tonino Picula introduced the Handbook "Water Saving Challenge: a smart guide to water management" at the beginning of this month in Zagreb. The handbook talks about water conservation measures on the islands. The project encompasses eight islands from four EU countries: two from Greece, France, Ireland and Vis and Lastovo from Croatia. Through one-year study and work, project participants found that for all eight islands a year, 200 million liters of water are saved, electricity consumption is reduced by 470,000 kWh, and carbon dioxide emissions by 42,000 kilograms! If their knowledge of water saving was transferred to all 2136 European islands and their population, water, electricity and greenhouse gas savings would be immense.

Watch MEP Picula as a guest in the HRT show "I have a problem" on the link.

Source: HRT
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