Kick-off meeting of Sunwater project: improving efficiency and sustainability of Water Distribution Networks

The kick-off meeting of the cross-border cooperation project SunWater, “SUstaiNable WATER supply networks in Mediterranean touristic areas”, co-funded for € 873.000,00 by the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Greece-Italy 2014-2020, was held on 16 July in Igoumenitsa (Greece), Municipal Conference Hall.

Lead Beneficiary of the project is the Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Igoumenitsa. The other beneficiaries are the Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Zakynthos, the Polytechnic University of Bari-Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A. Two Associated Partners complete this important partnership: the Hellenic Association of Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage and the institution of Utilitalia.


SunWater project, financed under Priority Axis 2 – Integrated Environmental Management, aims to improve the efficiency and the sustainability of Water Distribution Networks in urban touristic areas as a strategic asset to sustainable growth in the Programme area. The valorization of the natural resources includes activities related to protection from pollution in the water supply chain. In order to do that the partners are targeting and enhancing the assessment of current leakages and water quality, using innovative strategies and tools.

During the kick-off meeting, a technical visit also took place. All beneficiaries had the chance to tackle the management and the technical issues of the project.