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News Great interest on "National water information systems & EMWIS" in Algeria

EMWIS, its Algerian National Focal Point (ABH-CSM) and the Algerian Ministry of Water Resources organised a regional workshop on "National water information systems -NWIS-" in Algiers the 26 and 27 June 2006. This workshop was attended by some 150 participants from Algeria and institutions involved in water information around the Mediterranean. It was a great opportunity for a fruitful exchange of experiences based on some show-case examples and targeted discussions on 3 themes between the country representatives: Organizational and legislative aspects; Access to data; and Enhancement/added value of final information products. The workshop was also an opportunity to sign an agreement to support the water sector between the Algerian Government represented by His Excellency Mr. Abdelmalek SELLAL: Algerian Minister of Water Resources, and the European Commission represented by its Ambassador in Algiers Mr. Luis GUERRATO. This €20 millions programme aims mainly to enhance the institutional water management, its good governance and includes the reinforcement of the Algerian National Water Information System. This event was followed by the 6th Coordination Committee seminar of EMWIS National Focal Points. Presentations and workshop synthesis are available at EMWIS website.

Contact information Jauad El Kharraz (email:
Phone: +33 492 94 22 93
News type Inbrief
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Source of information EMWIS
Keyword(s) National water information systems
Relation documents/fol096859/fol791509/fol100821
Geographical coverage Algeria
News date 04/07/2006