The Union for the Mediterranean Member States approve a region-wide water agenda to help secure access to safe drinking water for all

March 20, 2019
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The 43 UfM countries have recently endorsed a Water Agenda and a financial strategy to help improve the access to safe water in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Embodying the collective effort and benefit of regional cooperation, the UfM will organise a series of workshops across the region to present the Water Agenda and foster the exchange of best practices on financial strategies, notably on how to attract investments for the water sector.

Policies and investments that can help UfM countries achieve more water secure and climate-resilient economies, include better planning for water resource allocation, adoption of incentives to increase water efficiency, and investments in infrastructure for more secure water supplies and availability.

The Water Agenda sets out a series of technical and financial recommendations to leverage investments and improve the access to water in the region. Recommendations are developed around four regional priorities for action: (1) Water, food and ecosystems, (2) Water, employment and migration, (3) Sanitary and hygiene conditions, and (4) Water and climate action.


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UfM Water Agenda’s financial strategy

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia