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  • The Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean’s presence at the 7th World Water Forum

    The Mediterranean water community has traditionally been very active at the World Water Forum, the global water community’s largest regular interface with an outreach to actors outside the water box, strongly voicing core messages and highlighting experiences from the region. This contribution has been systematically concretized for each Forum through a dedicated Mediterranean Cross-Continental Preparatory Process.

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  • GWP-Med working towards Mainstreaming Climate Change in Water and Soil Conservation Planning in Tunisia

    Aimed at integrating climate change considerations in water and soil conservation planning in Tunisia, the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) has established, in the framework of its WACDEP Programme (Water, Climate and Development Programme), a very beneficial collaboration with the Department for Planning and Conservation of Agricultural Lands at the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture and the Regional Department for Agriculture in Bizerte, in Tunisia’s North.

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  • GWP-Med working on Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development on Tunisian and Regional Level

    Thirty participants from 5 Middle East & Nortnern Africa (MENA) countries - Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia - gathered in Tunisia, on 8-19 February 2015, in a course held in the framework of the 4-year MENA Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development Training Programme (MENA ISCD), financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and jointly implemented by NIRAS Natura AB and the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med).

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  • Strengthening the Knowledge Sharing and Enhancing Capacity on Water Integrity in the MENA Region

    The Regional Conference on ‘Water and Nature Conservation Knowledge Sharing in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region’ was held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on 12-14 May 2015, by the EU-funded R-KNOW project, in collaboration with the MAVA Foundation. GWP-Med coordinated the ‘Water Governance and Policy Influencing’ session, presenting among other its experience with the Water Integrity Capacity Building Programme for the MENA, which held the 2nd Regional Training on Water Integrity for the MENA Region, on 9-10 May 2015, in Sharm El Sheikhm, Egypt, back to back with the Regional R-KNOW Conference.

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  • Policy dialogue in Palestine: Action Plan endorsed towards better water governance & financial sustainability

    Some 40 key stakeholders discussed and contributed to the final draft of the Report ‘Governance in Palestine: Sector Reform to include Private Sector Participation’, during the 3rd Consultation Workshop of the Palestinian Water Policy Dialogue, organised by GWP-Med, within the UfM labelled project 'Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector' and under the patronage of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), in Ramallah, on 16 June 2015.

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  • Lebanon and Jordan exploring the possibility of joining the UNECE Water Convention

    Lebanon and Jordan are exploring the possibility of joining the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). To assist the two countries in this process, UNECE and the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), with financial support provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), have organised national workshops to increase awareness and understanding of relevant stakeholders of the different legal and institutional frameworks for cooperation on shared waters resources, the specificities of the UNECE Water Convention, in comparison to the UN Watercourses Convention, as well as the complementarity of the two agreements.

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