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 educational and awareness raising component) tailor-made for the specificities of the island. The technical component includes the drilling of seawater boreholes to be used for the feeding of the existing seawater desalination units in Folegandros Island 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 school teachers and non-formal educators, on 21 March 2022 (read more in  Greek)
  • Educational interventions in the Primary and Secondary schools of the island, based on the approved by the Ministry of Education,  “The Gift of the Rain” educational programme, 9 -10 May 2022  (read more here)
  • Dissemination of awareness raising and educational material to schools and teacher about the wise water use and the importance of the NCWRs.


The zero drop project is run by Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) in collaboration with the local authorities in Greece and Cyprus, with the exclusive support of the Coca-Cola Foundation. The educational interventions and material developement are run by MEdIES.