How can wastewater be used as a valuable resource to create a more sustainable water future for all? This challenge is especially urgent in the Mediterranean region, which has some of the most water-scarce countries in the world.

Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in the region, notably climate change and environmental factors, population growth, increased urbanization, ongoing water mismanagement and faulty water service provision systems.

The safe reuse of wastewater can help increase water security.

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and from the Mediterranean? Are you engaged in water and climate activities?

If yes, check out the Mediterranean Water Heroes Youth Contest, and take the chance to present your innovative work and projects on wastewater reuse to regional water experts, international organizations and other young water activists.

Apply here.

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