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News Ministerial Conference on Water adopts strategy guidelines and identifies concrete projects

The guidelines of a Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean, permitting the challenges of climate change and its impacts to be met and tackled, were adopted at the Ministerial Conference on Water held in Jordan on December 22. This Strategy will make it possible to handle problems exceeding the means of action of any single country or organisation.
The Ministers, according to a press release on the meeting, “drew the attention of governance bodies of the Union for the Mediterranean, in view of the rapid development of new equipment projects in the domain of water, consistent with the Strategy. From this perspective, they have already identified an initial series of projects which will be discussed as from January 2009…“
The ‘major contribution’ of civil society partners, who met on December 21, was also commended by the Ministers in the 8-page Declaration adopted. The Declaration includes two annexes, one on the guidelines and the other on the water projects identified, based on the following priority concerns:
1 - Adaptation to climate change.
2 - Balance between supply and demand.
3 - Conservation and rehabilitation of natural environments.
4 – De-pollution of the Mediterranean.
5 – Technologies and efficient use of water
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French EU Presidency announcement

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Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 05/01/2009
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH