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News CMU Council Meeting - Conclusions of the Workshop on Water Management in the Mediterranean

The Community of the Mediterranean Universities (CMU) has published the conclusions of its Workshop on “Water Management in the Mediterranean” held in the city of Valencia, Spain, on 18 May 2007.

This workshop was organised by the Community of Mediterranean Universities Council (CMU), in close collaboration with the International Relations Department of the University of Valencia.

The first objective of the workshop was to give an overview on the water management policies and tools in the Mediterranean and discuss how Mediterranean countries are facing the problem of water shortage, as well as their strategies to reach a sustainable development of this rare resource.

It was also an objective of the workshop to present regional initiatives working on water resources management issues and seek for the possible collaboration and synergy between them and the different countries in order to learn from success stories of each other.

The workshop was attended by representatives from twelve Mediterranean countries, namely: Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. The workshop was chaired by Prof. Mohamed El-Muntasser (International Energy Foundation & the University of Al Fateh, Libya) and Dr. Jauad El Kharraz (EMWIS: Euro Mediterranean Water Information System, France).

Contact information Dr. Jauad EL KHARRAZ, EMWIS Information Manager, EMWIS T.U. BP23 06901 Sophia Antipolis (France) (email:
Phone: +33 492 94 22 93 ; Fax: +33 492 94 22 95
News type Inbrief
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Source of information EMWIS
Geographical coverage Spain
News date 23/10/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH