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.