HYDRO4 MYKONOS

HYDRO4 will upgrade an existing rainwater harvesting system of domestic residences located in a village of Mykonos to reclaim potable water after slow sand filtration and recharge water into the aquifer, mitigating the long-encountered problem of saline water intrusion. The water will be used to cultivate 0.2 ha lavender. Lavender was chosen to produce high added value essential oil. Nutrients will be provided through composting of greens available on-site. Part of the water distribution channels will be built with locally available stones.

ISSUES SOLVED

  • Decentralised solution to increase water supply
  • Production of drinking water
  • Aquifer recharge to reduce saltwater intrusion

INPUTS - TARGETS

  • 10 > m³ /year drinking water
  • 200 m³ /year water stored in aquifer
  • 1000 kg/year lavender
  • 0.2 ha irrigated

HARVESTED WATER

>m³/year rainwater harvested
€/m³ harvested water