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News Mediterranean Water Community in mourning, Walter Mazzitti, honorary president of EMWIS died

The Mediterranean water community is very sad, we lost a great man, Walter Mazzitti passed away last weekend. He guided EMWIS for so many years, from the launch of the initiative in Naples in December 1997, as President of the Steering Committee until 2002 and then again from 2008 to 2014, then he was appointed Honorary President. From 2007 to 2009, he was also president of MENBO, the Mediterranean Network of Basin Organizations. So many years and so many memories! A man of honor and conviction, he defended the place of water at the highest political level in his country, Italy, at the Mediterranean scale within the Euromed Partnership and the Union for the Mediterranean, as well as in the framework of Middle East peace process. We all owe him a lot.

Summary professional profile

Freelance attorney, advocate in Cassation. Since 2008 legal expert within the Mission Structure established at the DAGL of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with the task of studying, analyzing and evaluating the economic and financial implications of regulatory provisions, as well as legal adviser with the task of instructing and formulating opinions on regulatory provisions relating to the various sectors of cultural heritage, public works, agriculture, tourism, with specific regard to the environmental and energy sectors (water resources, protected areas, waste, energy, territorial policy and local development, local public services of relevance economic). In representation of the Prime Minister, he was a member of the Technical Table on local public services of economic importance set up at the Ministry of Economic Development. As an expert, he was a member of the permanent coordination committee of the "Interinstitutional table for the resolution of critical issues affecting the city of Taranto and the Ionian area" established at the DAGL of the Prime Minister's Office. He is also a member of the Study Group for the drafting of the Consolidated Act of the provisions concerning the interventions relating to the seismic events that affected the Abruzzo Region in 2009.

Honorary magistrate in the 80s, on the appointment of the Superior Council of the Magistracy with the function of Regent of the Preture Mandamentali of Campli and Civitella del Tronto (TE), he concentrated his function on the issues of environmental protection, cultural heritage, landscape and water resources. Legal adviser to the Ministers of the Environment and Public Works in various governments. He represented the Italian government in international conferences in the field of water resources and the environment. He has held national and international assignments regarding the supervision, cooperation and management of water resources and the environment: Chairman of the Supervisory Committee on the Use of Water Resources (Galli law). President of the Inter-ministerial Commission for Water Policy in the Mediterranean. President of the European Water Task Force in the Middle East Peace Process. President of SEMIDE (Euro-Mediterranean System for Water Management Information). President of REMOB (Mediterranean Network of Basin Authorities). He is a national water expert within the Union for the Mediterranean. He is a Senior International Expert (SIE), category 1, qualified to intervene in the conflict and post-conflict area (EU classification). He is an expert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the area of cooperation. He is an expert on environmental issues at the Cabinet of the Minister of the Environment.

Co-author of coordinated and commented Codes in the sectors of cultural heritage, water and food. Author of numerous studies and sector articles.

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File link local En hommage (Walter Mazzitti) Mai 2020 MEDURABLE VF.pdf (PDF, 338 Kb)
Geographical coverage Italy,
News date 11/05/2020
Working language(s) FRENCH