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SWIM-H2020 SM 1 st Regional On-Site Training on Decentralized Water Management “Sharing of experiences from the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).”


The 1 st Regional On-Site Training on Decentralized Water Management (DcWM) was successfully organized by the EU-funded SWIM-Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism Project, on 24-25 July 2017, in Brussels, Belgium.

The Training introduced to the Project’s Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, [Syria] and Tunisia) the concept and approach of the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) as an instrument that promoted water management at the River Basin scale.

Different issues related to Decentralized Water Management (governance, participatory approaches and stakeholders’ engagement, groundwater related issues, large inert-basin water transfers, data management) were addressed and discussed. And finally, the main challenges/constraints faced by the PCs around DcWM were raised and jointly discussed. More than 35 key stakeholders, such as Representatives of Water & Irrigation Ministries of the Partner Countries, Government Agencies and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) along with Local Authorities, participated in the training performed by the SWIM-H2020 SM Water Experts.

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Geographical coverage Belgium,
News date 27/07/2017
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH