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.
Under the GEF/UNEP MedProgramme, a Nexus Policy Dialogue for Lebanon based on a Nexus Assessment, led by GWP-Med aims to promote tangible solutions contributing to the security of water, energy and food resources, while protecting valuable ecosystems and their functions.
GWP-Med is leading Work Packages on Policy & Governance, and Stakeholder Engagement in the new PRIMA Acquaount project aims at promoting IWRM at macro and micro levels through the use of innovative digital tools.
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.
During the 2nd Nexus Consultation meeting for Albania, stakeholders discussed the main outputs under the ADA-funded SEE Nexus Project, as well as the concrete Project proposals being prepared to demonstrate the benefits of interventions that capture synergies across sectors.
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.