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  • MPs, journalists and other Med stakeholders discuss climate change adaptation

    GWP-Med organised a regional workshop dedicated to climate change adaptation in Mediterranean coastal areas, on 5-6 November 2015, with more than 80 MPs, intergovernmental organisations, country administrators, NGOs, journalists and private initiatives from 16 countries converging to Athens, Greece to attend. Organised in the framework of the GEF MAP/UNEP ClimVar & ICZM Project and the GWP WACDEP Programme, the workshop was held back-to-back with the 11th meeting of the Circle of Mediterranean Parliamentarians for Sustainable Development (COMPSUD).

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  • GWP-Med holds national training for Tunisian Youth NGO members

    GWP-Med, along with Bewater Project partner, INRGREF, organised a national training in Zaghouan, Tunisia, for 30 Tunisian Youth NGO members active in water resources management issues, on November, 13th-14th, in order to raise their capacity to address the challenge of sustainable water resources management under climate change constraints. This came as a follow-up to the consultation workshop held on July, 31st, with local youth participation, in order the get youth stakeholders' input to the White Book presented during the COP21 in Paris, France, in early December 2015.

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  • Official Launch of the Palestinian Report on the water governance & financing nexus

    The Report ’Water Governance in Palestine: Sector Reform to include Private Sector Participation (PSP)’ was launched during the Final Consultation Workshop of the Palestinian Policy Dialogue, conducted within the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) labelled project ‘Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector’, on 2 December 2015, in Ramallah. The Report is the product of an inclusive, consultation process having engaged more than 100 stakeholders, combined with the comprehensive technical work undertaken by GWP-Med under the guidance of the Palestinian Water Authority.

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  • GWP-Med supports cleaning campaign in Kukes Lake, Albania, as the first activity within the GEF Drin Project

    GWP-Med planned, coordinated and financially supported a “Priority action for addressing solid waste issues in the White Drin and Black Drin confluence”, in Kukes Lake, Albania, in the framework of the Drin Coordinated Action and the GEF Drin Project. On the 15th of December 2015, an event took place in the Municipality of Kukes, to present to local society the action concluded, in the presence of Mr. Emri Vata, Deputy Mayor of Kukes and Mr. Zamir Dedej, Director of the National Agency of Protected Areas, followed by a meeting with involved stakeholders, to discuss further opportunities for collaboration.

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  • A new Impetus for Enhancing Cooperation for the Management of the Drin Basin

    The Inception Meeting of the GEF supported project “Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the extended Drin River Basin” took place in Tirana, on 16 December 2015, at the presence of 3 Ministers and more than 100 representatives of government, national, local, intergovernmental, international and regional organizations supporting activities in the Drin River Basin.

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  • Integrative Methodological Framework published

    GWP-Med developed the “Integrative Methodological Framework (IMF) for coastal, river basin and aquifer management”, along with PAP/RAC and the UNESCO IHP, in the framework of the GEF UNEP/MAP MedPartneship Project, to integrate Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management into one operational methodology. Identifying the key dimensions for this integration and the approach towards this, it forms a guiding tool for practitioners and policy makers in the Mediterranean and beyond. The IMF was tested in preparing the Integrated Resources Management Plan for the Buna/Bojana Area recently presented.

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