The main objective of the project overall is related to the provision of safe, high quality water to the citizens and tourists of the cities of Heraklio, Chersonissos and Agios Nikolaos. Surface water from the Aposelemis dam is collected and transferred to the water treatment plant where advanced water treatment is provided.
Water is cutting across multiple societal sectors and technology innovation is recognized as the key means to address our increasingly complex and multidisciplinary water challenges and put us on a more sustainable path while supporting economic growth. Space technology can be a catalyst to promote and support technology innovation to protect and ensure the sustainability of water resources by sustaining an environmental information and services value chain.
Wastewater management in Greece is being regulated by the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD).
Water information is highly sought after by many kinds of end-users, both within government and business as well as within civil society. Water touches virtually all societal and environmental domains and the knowledge domain is largely multidisciplinary.