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Document Facing water stress and shortage in the Mediterranean

In the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, water resources are limited and unevenly apportioned over space and time – Southern Rim countries are endowed with only 13% of total resources. Thirty million Mediterranean people, particularly in the South and East, are deprived of access to drinking water. Within a context of worsening shortage in parts of the region and in view of the uncertainties brought about by climate change, the Blue Plan work highlights the absolute need to adapt water management policies, to better manage the different water uses and to ensure more optimal and effective use of resources, if present and future needs of populations and development are to be satisfied.

Creator Mr. Mohamed Blinda & Mrs. Gaelle Thivet (email: mblinda@planbleu.org ; gthivet@planbleu.org)
Publisher Plan Bleu - Regional Activity Centre - Environment and Development in the Mediterranean, 15, rue Beethoven - Sophia Antipolis - 06560 Valbonne - FRANCE
Type of document Report
Rights Public
File link http://www.planbleu.org/publications/eau_4pages_uk.pdf
Source of information Plan Bleu
Keyword(s) water stress, desalination, wastewater reuse
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER DEMAND
Relation http://www.emwis.net/initiatives/medstat/KS-74-06-823-FR.pdf
Geographical coverage Palestine, France
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