The Arab Water Council (AWC) has established a Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Platform/network within the framework of the NCWR program initiated by AWC in cooperation with UNESCO and partners in 2016 and developed in year 2024 to be up-to-date and interactive. NCWR platform is a specialized communication and expertise network aimed at providing information, statistics, expertise and case studies, consultation discussions, dialogues and workshop outputs, publications, etc… for different types of NCWR.
Non-conventional water resources refer primarily to recycled and desalinated water, micro-scale capture of rainwater where it otherwise evaporates, atmospheric moisture harvesting such as cloud seeding, fog water collection, etc. Water can be used more than once, provided that, after its use, it is safely returned to the environment with a quality that enables other uses later on. In some cases, these resources represent an important alternative or, at least, a supplement to meet the water demand where conventional water resources are scarce, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions.
The NCWR platform hence comprises five main components: Desalinated Water, Reused Treated Wastewater, Reused Agricultural Drainage Water, Brackish Groundwater, and Water Harvesting.
- Experts Network
- Case Studies