EMWIS – Water sector cooperation

Project Duration
2004 - 2008
€3.3 million (€2 million MEDA, €1.3 million Spain, Italy & France)

Countries covered:

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

Brief Description

A tool for the exchange of information and the establishment of cooperation programmes in the water sector, between and within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Countries
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Actions in brief


  • Facilitates access to water information, through a regional web portal providing a single access point and 16 related national web sites.
  • Issues 3 joint declarations by Euromed water directors and 7 Memorandums of Understanding signed with international actors.
  • Offers access to water information in the Euro-Med countries through 20 national and one international focal point.
  • Has over 12.000 subscribers to the EMWIS eFlash, including decision makers, government institutions, academics, research centres, students, farmers, etc.
  • Organises 13 regional seminars for national decision makers, stakeholders and water actors.


Environment & Climate change