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News Water a hot topic for the Mediterranean Climate Summit

The Mediterranean Climate summit was held in Marseille 4-5 June 2015 under the high patronage of Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic. Before the Conference of Parties (COP21) that will held in Paris at the end of the year, this forum of the civil society highlighted the common commitment in the fight against climate change and demonstrated the Mediterranean contribution of local authorities, associations, businesses, networks working as catalysts for sustainable development. A workshop was dedicated to sustainable and integrated water resources management. It focused on the main challenges for the sector in terms of risk and adaptation to the impact of the climate change. EMWIS was highlighted as a flagship networking initiative in the Mediterranean. Some 27 solutions were selected to tackle the Mediterranean challenges. The Union for the Mediterranean Project “Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform”, promoted by the Med Water Institute (IME) and the International Office for Water, is one of the 2 solutions for “sharing water between users and territories”. The conclusions of the MedCop21 will be brought to the Paris summit COP21 in December 2015.

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