The 2nd Multi-stakeholder Consultation in Lebanon consolidated MedProgramme’s engagement towards sustainability in the Mediterranean Region through the promotion of synergistic efforts among the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus approach, the preparation of a strategy for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and conjunctive surface and groundwater management interventions.
The Union for the Mediterranean and SIDA funded ‘MENA Water Matchmaker II' project which is implemented by GWP-Med, is applying innovative nature-based Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus solutions in 6 farms in Jordan and Palestine in order to improve water management and enhance climate resilience in some of the most water scarce areas in the world.
Organised within the framework of the Horizon 2020 REXUS project, whereby
GWP-Med is leading the Communication and Dissemination Component, the Pinios field trip laid bare the challenges and opportunities of Greece's most productive agricultural basin.
Participants in the 1st Multi-Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus organised on the framework of the "GEF/UNEP MedProgramme: Enhancing Environmental Security", acknowledged the need for a better integration of approaches related to the four sectors, including through the establishment of a systematic dialogue among the relevant actors.
Nine countries from the Mediterranean and a plethora of partners have joined forces in one programme that aims to reduce major transboundary environmental stresses in the Mediterranean coastal areas, strengthen climate resilience and water security and improve the health and livelihoods of coastal populations.
Stakeholders from all Economies in South-East Europe (SEE) and representing the sectors of water resources management, agriculture, energy and environmental protection, participated in the 4th Regional Nexus Roundtable in SEE that was held on 26 July 2022 in hybrid mode in Tirana and online.
At the 3rd and final meeting of the Steering Committee for Nexus activities in the Drina River basin, the importance of enhancing cross-sectoral and transboundary coordination in the basin was stressed.
Covering a geographical area of 20,361 km2 connecting 5 countries and 5 water bodies, the Drin Basin in Southeast Europe sustains unique ecosystems and endemic biodiversity, while supporting the economic activity of over 1.6 million people who call it home. However, four transboundary problems - deterioration of water quality, variability of hydrological regime, biodiversity degradation and disturbance of the natural sediment transport regime - are threatening the basin’s health with a direct impact on both the environment and livelihoods.