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Released 28/03/2008

28, 29 & 30 APRIL 2008
Mansour Eddahbi Hotel – Palais des Congrès Conference Centre
Marrakech - Morocco



Organisation Committee (OC) Scientific and Technical Committee (STC)
Targeted participants

Second Announcement

2nd MEDA Water Partners Workshop

Call for presentations
Conference contacts

Venue and dates



The “Second MEDA Water Regional Event” (SMWRE) to be held on 28, 29 and 30 April 2008 in Marrakech (Morocco) is organised by the RMSU within the framework of the MEDA Water Programme “Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for Local Water Management” and in coherence with the Declaration of the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Local Water Management (Turin, 1999).

The first objective of this SMWRE is to highlight the importance of the MEDA Water Programme through the MEDA Water Projects results.

In this Second MEDA Water Regional Event, the MEDA Water Projects will have an opportunity:

  • during the 2nd MEDA Water Partners Workshop (28 & 29 April 2008), to present and optimise the impact of their objectives, achieved results and technical outputs by exchanging experiences and know-how gained towards the National Authorities representatives, research, education and training institutions, stakeholders, civil society and local and regional experts ;
  • during the 2nd MEDA Water Event (30 April 2008), to discuss the conclusions of the MEDA Water Partners Workshop in coordination with the MWP results and the possibilities for the continuation of similar interventions in future coherence with EU Initiative (Horizon 2020 and ENPI) and other regional programmes.

Moreover, this regional event will give the chance to organisations of the MEDA countries - not participating in the MEDA Water Projects but falling within the scope of the workshops - to enrich the debate by presenting their experiences.

Furthermore, following the 1st MEDA Water Partners Conference organised on 15 & 16 April 2007 in Jordan, MEDA countries involved or not in the MEDA Water Projects will have the opportunity to discuss, finalise and propose future collaboration to implement the MWP results.

The seminar language will be English with simultaneous translation to/from French.


The topics that will be discussed in separate working groups and presented to the plenary session are:

  1. 2nd MEDA Water Partners Workshop (28 & 29 April 2008):

    1.1. Irrigation water management
    1.2. Drought management
    1.3. Water information on Mediterranean area
    1.4. Improvement of decision making in rural water supply, sanitation and irrigation
    1.5. Wastewater reuse
    1.6. Management of water supply and sanitation and use of non conventional water resources

  2. 2nd MEDA Water Event (30 April 2008):
    These topics are to be defined later

    2.1. Strengthening institutional capacities and training
    2.2. Awareness raising, mobilisation and promotion of commitment of the population
    2.3. Transfer and exchange of know-how and technology and new concepts and innovation

Organisation Committee (OC)

Hachmi Kennou
Chair of OC - RMSU
Peter Kampe
Alessandro Pischedda
Abdelkader Mokhlisse
MEDA Water Project
Markus Lechner
MEDA Water Project
Samir BenSaïd
ONEP Morocco

Scientific and Technical Committee (STC)

Gert Soer
Tea Susanna Törnroos
Ismail Al Baz
MEDA Water Project
Matthias Kraume
MEDA Water Project
Mohamed Nawar
MEDA Water Project
Celal Ferdi Gokcay
MEDA Water Project

Targeted participants

  • MEDA Water Projects
  • MEDA Water National Authorities
  • European Commission Delegations in MEDA countries
  • European Commission in Brussels
  • Euro-Mediterranean Research Centres
  • International and Regional Organisations
  • Euro-Mediterranean Non Governmental Organisations (regional and international)
  • Education and Training Institutions
  • Stakeholders
  • Local and regional experts

Second Announcement

Download the PDF file (103 Kb)

2nd MEDA Water Partners Workshop
(28 & 29 April 2008 – Morocco)

Download the Preliminary programme in PDF (406 Kb)

Call for presentations

We invite you to submit Papers presentations for consideration on any of the topics listed above during the working group sessions at the Second MEDA Water Partners Workshop (28-29 April 2008).
Authors who are interested should submit an abstract, preferably in English but French is also allowed, not more than two (2) pages containing:

  • title of the presentation
  • name of the MEDA Water Project concerned or open communication
  • mention the working group session preferred.

For each author, name, affiliation, complete address and phone number.
Each oral presentation will last 15 minutes, presentations should preferably be in English, but French will also be accepted.

The abstract paper is to be sent to Mr. Gert Soer, President of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) before 31 January 2008.

Email address:

Key Dates

31 January 2008: Deadline to submit an abstract
15 February 2008: Notification of abstract acceptance by the STC
28 February 2008: Deadline to submit the full paper
15 March 2008: Final announcement of the Programme

All papers accepted will be published in the Conference website and the seminar proceedings.

Conference contacts

  • Regional Monitoring and Support Unit (RMSU)
    Regional Project Office in Amman
    Wadi Saqra Building, 6th Floor, Office 3
    Wadi Saqra Street
    P.O. Box 941545
    11194 Amman, Jordan
    Tel/Fax: +962 (0)6 554 41 46
    Contact: Gert Soer (Team Leader) / Qasem Al-Horainy (Project Assistant)
  • Regional Monitoring and Support Unit (RMSU)
    Regional Project Sub-Office in Marseille
    C/o Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME)
    Les Docks – Atrium 10.3 – 6th Floor
    10, Place de la Joliette
    13002 Marseille, France
    Tel: +33 (0)4 91 59 87 77
    Fax: +33 (0)4 91 59 87 78
    Contact: Hachmi Kennou (MEDA Water Authorities Facilitator) / Ida Nguyen (Event and Logistic Officer)

Venue and dates

The conference will be take place from 28 to 30 April 2008 at:

Mansour Eddahbi Hotel 5*/ Palais des Congrès Conference Centre
(Hivernage quarter – Marrakech)
Avenue Mohamed VI – 40000 Marrakech
Tel : / 45 – Fax: / 21

The seminar language will be English with simultaneous translation to/from French.