Sustainable water management in focus as SWIM project highlights first activities
February 23, 2017
The EU-funded ‘Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism’ project has released its first newsletter, highlighting its first activities, from a series of fact-finding missions to all eight Mediterranean partner countries to the project’s first regional training event, on the mainstreaming of drought risk management, which took place in Athens in December.
The ‘SWIM-H2020 SM’ Project aims to contribute to reduce marine pollution and a sustainable use of scarce water resources in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East. With a budget of 6.2 million euros, the three-year project builds on the work of two previous EU-funded projects going back to 2009.
The fact-finding visits met ministries and key stakeholders in order to discuss and identify every country’s needs, in terms of integrated water management and reducing and preventing pollution of the Mediterranean Sea.