The Zero Drop project in Folegandros coordinated by the GWP-Med  is aiming at enhancing the water capacity and availability of this arid Aegean island, that is confronting great water pressures particularly from the tourism sector during the summer period. This is done through a mix of targeted technical interventions (together with an educationalcomponent) tailor-made for the specificities of the island. The technical component in the direction of a ‘zero water loss’ island, includes the drilling of seawater boreholes to be used for the feeding of the existing seawater desalination units in Folegandros, as well as for the rejection of the produced brine. Read more at

MEdIES collaborated with GWP-Med in the educational events that were organised in the context of zero drop in Folegandros that included:

  • A Webinar for more than 100 teachers and non-formal educators, on 21 March 2022 (read more in  Greek)
  • School interventions in the Primary and Secondary schools based on the approved by the Ministry of Education,  “The Gift of the Rain” educational programme, 9 -10 May 2022 . In total 52  students and 10 teachers were engaged in the programme. The students explored the water cycle on their island and the ways the humans are affecting it; they discussed about the non conventional water resources and the desalination potential (particularly applying renewable energies) ; they played a series of games dedicated to rainwater harvesting systems and recycling of grey water. The evaluation of the educational programme in the schools gave very positive and encouraging results with the average satisfaction of students at 90%.
  • Dissemination of awareness raising and educational material to schools and teachers about the wise water use and the importance of the NCWRs.

In addition the educators were informed the educational programme and the related learning material and tools as well as about the project Zero Drop  that is applied in the island to support