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In this issue N°162 (


1- Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference UNFCCC COP27- 6-18 November 2022

In Brief

2- World Water Week: Solutions to protect freshwater ecosystems in the Mediterranean basin

3- Kick-Off of the Network of Drought Observatories in the EU

4- USAID launches new strategy to halt climate crisis

5- Investing in a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

6- UfM Ministers launch a new Research and Innovation Agenda for the Mediterranean region

7- Regional Symposium « Our Mediterranean: water challenges and regional priorities for 2050» 19-20 September 2022, Valencia, Spain
8- Water-energy-food-ecosystems (WEFE) nexus to increase food systems’ resilience to climate change and conflict’s cascading effects in the Mediterranean region

9- Droughts in Europe in July 2022: almost half of the EU and UK territory at risk

10- Workshop Organised by UT SEMIDE and the City of Nice: integrating 7 local Community Gardens into the Edible Cities Network

11- Sustain-COAST Summer School on Environmental Conflict Mediation & project final conference 27-30 September 2022

12- SAFERS: Mid-term Review Concluded Fruitfully for the wild-fire emergency Decision Support System

13- HYDROUSA:  Interactive Summer School 2022 and Water Innovation and Circularity Conference 2023

14- SUPROMED : progress meeting, Agroecoinfo symposium 2022, and training course on irrigation models, Volos, Greece

15- Circular City: Self-based Circular City Online Course "Nature-Based Solutions for Creating Circular Cities"

16- Morocco: EBRD supports climate risk management in the financial sector

17- Italy's Po Valley rations water amid record drought

18- Malta: Rediscovering rainwater as a precious resource

19- EU Nature restoration law proposal, June 2022

20- Egypt: More than one billion cubic meters of water stored in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

21- Tunisia: Supported by the AfDB, the CRDA strengthens water supply in La Manouba

22- Algeria: a flourishing agricultural hub in the desert

23- 2022 ‘worst year’ for Jordan’s water sector

24- Portugal: EU should develop water management policy, says Portuguese agriculture minister

25- Renewable water resources are decreasing in France








1- The preparation of the forthcoming UNFCCC COP27 is progressing, in parallel to the official delegation programme, side events are being prepared and a COP27's Climate Action Hub will show case developments done by the civil society, the private sector and local governments around the world. The Union for the Mediterranean together with international networks and associations have been preparing a Mediterranean and Africa side-event on finance for climate resilience. The UN conference will take place at the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre (Egypt) from 6 to 18 November 2022. Programme and selected side-events will be announced in September. The Cairo Water Week 16th-19th October 2022 to be held in Cairo (EG), will be an important step into the preparation of the water segment of the COP27. Further information on UNFCCC website


IN BRIEF (Full news)

2- A Mediterranean session will be organised at the Stockholm World Water Week, on 31 August 2022.  The  session will bring together experts in the field of freshwater conservation to discuss the importance and ways of protecting and restoring Mediterranean freshwater ecosystems: rivers, lakes, marshes, peatlands and groundwater. The session will feature the Donors’ Initiative for Mediterranean Freshwater Ecosystems (DIMFE). Created in 2021 by the MAVA Foundation, the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, DIMFE supports projects related to: Conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity- Sustainable use and management of water resources- Sustainable financing mechanisms for freshwater ecosystem conservation and water management. Speakers will address existing solutions that can be brought through:Field projects (featuring examples from concrete projects in Greece, Malta and Morocco); Networking and international collaboration: Mediterranean Water Institute (IME); and Financing (ex: Sebou water Fund, DIMFE). The discussion will be moderated by a senior journalist to promote a dynamic conversation.  Further information on EMWIS website

3- The kick-off meeting for the Network of Drought Observatories in the EU provided an overview of the state-of-the-art of Drought Observatories in the EU, both from a scientific/technical and from an operational point of view (Thu 16 June). Short and medium-term challenges, and needs for development have been discussed, laying out the scope and roadmap for the network (Fri 17 June). This yearly event offers an opportunity to engage and connect with drought experts across the EU, as well as to participate to the information gathering effort within the EDORA project. The EDORA project aims at strengthening the European Drought Observatory (EDO), hosted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), by enhancing drought risk assessment at different scales, aggregating data on impacts in different sectors, and fostering connections and establishment of drought observatories in the Member States. These actions will ultimately enhance the resilience and adaptation to drought across the EU, by offering a common core of operational data and knowledge about droughts. Further information on EMWIS website

4- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the 2022–2030 Climate Strategy in order “to tackle the existential threat of climate change over this decade in a way that is truly transformational” according to the agency’s administrator, Samantha Power. This new Climate Strategy sets six ambitious targets that combine USAID’s increased efforts to halt the climate crisis. USAID has committed to mobilize US$150 billion in public and private finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions in at least 80 countries by 2024. It will also support at least 40 partner countries to attain “systemic changes that increase meaningful participation and active leadership in climate action of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women, youth, and other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups”. Further information on EMWIS website 

5- The UfM Blue Finance Conference took place on the 22nd of June, 2022, at World Trade Center in Barcelona. The goal of the Conference was to encourage investments in- and funding of- Sustainable Blue Economy projects and initiatives in the Mediterranean region, especially in the Southern countries. We brought together financial institutions, banks (multilateral and national), private investors and UfM country and industry representatives to exchange information on funding, discuss criteria and viability of projects/initiatives and the enablers and conditions, which may help attract investments. The Conference was structured around two main sessions on access to finance, including opportunities and modalities for investments in blue economy sectors (EU funding, national and local funding and Private investments) as well as enabling conditions and examples/best practices currently in place and matchmaking sessions between the countries and the Banks/Financial institutions, booked and planned so that the participants could present concrete project proposals and discuss/receive in situ feedback as well as plan ahead their viability. Further information on EMWIS website 

6- The Ministerial Conference on research and innovation (R&I) of the Union for the Mediterranean was held to promote international cooperation on science and knowledge in the region. Under the co-presidency of the European Union, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Jordan, Minister Haifaa Najjar and in the presence of Nasser Kamel, UfM Secretary General, the conference was hosted by Sylvie Retailleau, Minister for Higher Education and Research of France, on behalf of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The conference is the first research and innovation Ministerial meeting under the umbrella of the UfM. Looking ahead to the ongoing and future challenges of the region, ministers adopted a ministerial declaration that paves the way for further strengthening scientific cooperation, fostering linkages on research, innovation and skills as well as supporting capacity building, coordination and joint actions, including on sustainable development and employability.  Ministers acknowledged three new research and innovation (R&I) roadmaps on climate change, renewable energies, and health. They will act as a catalyst for future cooperation. Swift action is needed and an Implementation Plan, elaborated by the UfM Regional Platform on Research and Innovation, will transform the jointly agreed priorities into specific actions, reviewing its progress while fostering synergies with existing instruments. Ensuring that the agreed roadmaps are implemented is crucial for the desired outcomes in the region, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. The roadmaps aim to engage actors at large in the region (NGOs, scientific institutions, researchers, networks of Universities and citizens, the private sector and decision makers), as well as international organizations, financial institutions and donors. Further information on EMWIS website

7- The Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year in the City of Valencia and will organise a regional symposium entitled "Our Mediterranean: water challenges and regional priorities for 2050" in cooperation with the Confederación Hidrográfica del Jucar (CHJ) and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMs), with the partnership of MENBO. This regional symposium will be held face-to-face only on 19 and 20 September 2022 at the Exhibition Palace of Valencia in Spain. Taking the opportuunity of the symposium, the UfM Co-Presidencies and the UfM Secretariat organise a side-event of the WASH & WCCA Task Forces on 19 September (10h45-13h15).  Further information on EMWIS website

8- In the framework of the SFS-MED platform, a on webinar  Water-energy-food-ecosystems (WEFE) nexus was organised on 6 July 2022. The event aimed to bring together stakeholders from across the Mediterranean to share practical experiences on their engagement in adopting WEFE Nexus solutions and demonstrate the more comprehensive socio-economic benefits of their proposed practices on the food system at large, going beyond a fragmented system of sectors and players. Stakeholders  shared case studies and tangible examples of WEFE Nexus technical solutions applied in the Mediterranean region, with emphasis on the MENA, reflect on success factors and challenges, and discuss ways to facilitate replication and upscaling solutions across the Mediterranean, and influence policy change. Particular focus was  given to the participation of stakeholders involved in WEFE Nexus demonstration sites. Further information on EMWIS website

9- The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre today published the “Drought in Europe - July 2022” report, an assessment of Europe’s drought situation based on the European Drought Observatory. The analysis of the evolution and impact of the prolonged drought in the EU shows that a staggering portion of Europe is currently exposed to warning (44% of EU+UK) and alert (9% of EU+UK) drought levels, associated with soil moisture deficit in combination with vegetation stress. Further information on EMWIS website

10- On June 3rd 2022, EdiCitNet partner UT SEMIDE, together with the city of Nice, organised a workshop for the city’s garden managers. The workshop aimed to present the EdiCitNet project and all of the services, tools and platforms that it offers.  The workshop brought together the Deputy Mayor in charge of urban agriculture and neighbourhood activities, representatives from the city of Nice, and 5 associations in charge of the management of community gardens. The associations expressed their interest in using the EdiCitNet Toolbox to be able to compare the positive social and ecological impacts of their Edible City Solutions and to become members of the international network created by the project. The workshop ended with a visit to one of the community gardens in the city.  The next step is to visit all the community gardens in Nice to collect the data needed for the EdiCitNet Toolbox and to present findings during a fair early September in Nice. Further information on EdiCitNet website

11- The Desertification Research Center of the University of Sassari (NRD-UNISS) organised on 27-30 June a Summer  School on Environmental Conflict Mediation, within the framework of “Innovative Governance” activities of the Sustain-COAST (PRIMA) project. This Acqúa School aimed to: explore and promote environmental mediation conflict technique,  inform participants about the effectiveness and validity of mediation in environmental disputes,  train participants on the specificity of the environmental conflict and on the particular modalities that distinguish this type of conciliation path from those usually used in the civil and commercial field. Acqúa School focused on water-related conflicts, with case studies from the Mediterranean Region. As part of the summer school a  Rasgioni ( practice of peaceful dispute resolution), was organised  in Arborea on June 27.  The rasgioni  focued on the conflict between climate change and sustainable development, and hence not between “parties”, in one of the most important agro-industrial realities in the Mediterranean basin. Inspired by a survey conducted among the most important national and international projects on sustainable development and adaptation to climate change. The video of the Rasgioni is available here.  After the summer brack Sustain-COAST project is organising its final conference in collaboration with MEDSAL PRIMA project in Chania- Greece. Online Registration Form for onsite and virtual attendance is available  here.

12- With the expansion of mega forest fires around the world, tools to support emergency management of wild-fires are urgently needed, SAFERS is one these promising toolbox. The project held its Mid-term Review on the 31st of May 2022 in the presence of the Project Officer and external reviewers in Thessaloniki, Greece. The consortium illustrated the progress and the achieved milestones of the project including the current status of developing SAFERS open & integrated platform and the intelligent services which will be released (Alpha version) soon. Furthermore, discussions on the pilot sites in Greece (Thessaloniki), France (Corsica), Spain (Catalonia) and Italy (Susa Valley) took place in parallel to exploitation talks. The SAFERS platform, which will act as a Decision Support System, aims at acting along the all the phases of emergency management of forest fires: Prevention and preparedness, detection and response as well as restoration and adaptation. It is using different sources including earth observations from Copernicus and GEOSS, fire sensors in forests and topographic data, weather forecasts in addition to crowdsourced data from social media and other apps. You may read SAFERS Newsletter #3 which summarises the latest updates of the project. Further information can also be found on SAFERS website.

13- HYDROUSA Summer School was organised between the 18th-21st June 2022 followed by an Art Residency and Open Day at Tinos Ecolodge, Greece. These activities involved visiting HYDROUSA demonstration sites (HYDRO5-solar desalination for tropical greenhouse- and HYDRO6-water circularity for agro-eco touristic facility) as well as interactive workshops and informative sessions. The aim of these activities was to engage the communities around HYDROUSA solutions as well as to raise their awareness about sustainable water management, nature-based solutions practices and the principles of circular economy. People from multiple backgrounds joined these activities and had the opportunity to exchange their ideas and insights with HYDROUSA partners. UT SEMIDE organised a workshop on HYDROUSA’s Regenerative Business Models ‘Adding value to each water drop’ where participants practiced codesigning their own eco-facility using the knowledge acquired from the summer school. In addition, HYDROUSA is organising its final conference in Athens on 7-9 June 2023: Water Innovation and Circularity Conference -WICC, focusing on waste/wastewater management innovations within the circular economy approach  Further information on HYDROUSA project is available on the project website.

14-  On 29 June a coordination meeting was held with the participation of the 10 partners of the SUPROMED project.  Partners discussed the prepared activities and reports and established a plan for the next period. From 30 to 1 July SUPROMED partners participated in Agroecoinfo symposium 2022 organized by the SUPROMED partner university of Thessaly. One special session was dedicated to SUPROMED results during the symposium. On the 2nd of  July, a training session addressed to Greek farmers and technicians on methodologies and tools used in SUPROMED and HubIS projects was organized. This training session was held in English and Greek languages by the corresponding scientists, who have developed these methodologies and tools (MOPECO, FabLabs, Irrigation models etc.). After the summer brack SUPROMED project in collaboration with 2 other PRIMA projects MEWATERICE and PRECIMED is organising an intrenational conference on  "SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IN WATER-SCARCE AGROECOSYSTEMS (SUPWAS)" in Albacete- Spain. Online Registration Form for onsite and virtual attendance is available  here.  Further information on the project can be found on SUPROMED website

15- A circular city is a city that uses its resources (food, water, energy, materials, land) several times, in cycles or cascades, turning the city into a productive urban space in order to minimise resource imports and at the same time waste production. A circular city manages to do so, by creating regenerative green urban spaces, sustainable buildings and prospering communities. The Circular City Online Course ‘Nature-Based Solutions for Creating Circular Cities’ provides knowledge on how to create such cities by using nature- based solutions. It comprises knowledge on resources flows and management of these flows in cities, appropriate nature- based solutions for managing resources, implementation aspects and number of worked examples to help understanding this complex domain. Participation to this online course is free of charge and a certificate can be downloaded at the end. Further information and registration link can be found here.
16- Moroccan banks will now benefit from the expertise of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in climate and environmental risk management. This is the aim of a partnership recently signed between the Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al-Maghrib) and the Groupement professionnel des banques du Maroc (GPBM). The three institutions will work together to raise awareness and build the capacity of regulated stakeholders on climate and environmental risk management, as well as promoting green finance. This cooperation is mainly aimed at establishing a cooperation framework for the implementation of the Directive 5/W/21 on financial risk management issued last year by Bank Al-Maghrib. Further information on EMWIS  website

17- Italy is in the depths of one of its worst droughts, with the country’s largest river, the Po, hitting its lowest level in 70 years, threatening crops and raising the specter of power outages. While much of Europe has had drier-than-average conditions this year, northern Italy’s Po valley is the worst hit, according to the JRC Global Drought Observatory. Several months without rains and an earlier-than-usual halt in flows from melting snow in the western Alps have made large swaths of the river bed visible — so much so that a German tank from World War II resurfaced recently.  With water sources depleting, Italian hydroelectric reservoir levels are at historic lows. The production of hydroelectric power, which usually supplies 15% of the country’s needs,  is down 50% so far this year from 2021. Compounding the region’s woes, the Adriatic sea has entered into the Po delta for at least 10 kilometers, threatening farm lands and raising the risk of salty water in taps. Northern Italian towns are rationing water and supplying it in trucks as they face a potential drinking-water shortage. Further information on EMWIS  website
18- Maltese government report with concrete proposals on how to reuse rainwater recognises risk resulting from over-development which has increased impermeable surfaces that prevent rainwater from reaching the aquifer. Stormwater falling on roofs and roads in urban areas can be safely reused for flushing toilets, laundry, washing floors, industrial use and irrigation and even in recharging the underground water table – without posing any significant health hazards. That is what new guidelines on Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) from the ministry for public works and planning propose in a comprehensive document. The document aims at putting to better use the 175 million cubic metres of rainwater which falls on Malta, a substantial part of which is lost by falling on impermeable surfaces in urban areas. This is over five times the total volume of water produced by the Water Services Corporation (WSC) from desalination and groundwater sources. Further information on EMWIS  website

19- On 22nd of June 2022, the European Commission, DG ENV published a proposal to the European Parliament and Council of the EU for a Nature Restoration Law. It represents a huge opportunity to fight biodiversity and climate crises. It includes new binding targets, in particular: restore habitats and species protected by the EU nature legislation; reverse the decline of pollinators by 2030; no net loss of green urban spaces by 2030 and a minimum of 10% tree canopy cover in European cities; improved biodiversity on farmland e.g. for grassland butterflies, farmland birds, high-diversity landscape features; restore drained peatlands; healthier forests with improved biodiversity; at least 25.000 km free-flowing rivers by 2030; restore seagrasses and sea bottoms. Further information on EMWIS  website

Satellites showed that seven days after the start of the third storage in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), more than one billion cubic meters of water were stored in the dam, Egyptian water expert Abbas Sharaky said in an interview on 18 July. Sharaky said that the two drainage gates will continue to open (60 million m3 / day), adding that this is evident from comparing the level of water in the lake today with the highest level of water in the lake in September. He stated that last week’s total size of water was about 1.5 billion m3, half a billion m3 was drained through the two drainage gates and the remaining billion was stored. The third storage is expected to be about five billion m3 in addition to the storage of the past two years, bringing the total to about 13 billion m3. Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Aty said last October that an international committee was formed to study the dam between 2011 and 2013, which he said confirmed that there are major technical problems in the dam’s construction which could lead to instability. Further information on EMWIS website

21- The African Development Bank (AfDB) is granting a loan of 1.830 million Tunisian dinars (over 568,000 euros) to the Tunisian government for the implementation of a project to strengthen and rehabilitate the drinking water network in the governorate of La Manouba. The initiative, led by the Regional Commissariat for Agricultural Development (CRDA), will benefit 380 households. Further information on EMWIS website

22- The Algerian Sahara has become a true agricultural hub in Africa. Despite the arid desert that characterizes it, the El Oued region has flourished a rich and sustainable ecosystem, strengthening the country's food security and economy. For several decades, green plots have coexisted with the sand dunes of the El Oued desert. Indeed, with several hundred thousand hectares of crops, the region has become one of the richest and most surprising agricultural platforms in Algeria.The secret of the region’s oases lies in the use of modern technologies and the development of microsystems. The Ghout technique is also a UNESCO World Heritage. Palm trees are planted directly above the water table, at the bottom of large funnels dug in the sand. The secondary plantations are then placed on the edge of the funnels and irrigated by balance wells, thus allowing an economical irrigation preserving the water resources.  Further information on EMWIS  website

23- This year is shaping up to be “the worst” for Jordan’s water sector, according to Water Minister Mohammad Al Najjar.  Speaking to The Jordan Times in an exclusive interview, Najjar said that Jordan’s per capita share of water currently stands at 90 cubic meters per year, which is only 10 per cent of the water poverty line and 97.5 per cent lower when compared with Jordan’s per capita water share of 3,600 m3/year in 1946.  Dwindling water supplies amid a growing population coupled with the influx of refugees, lower than forecast precipitation and higher evaporation due to rising temperatures, as well as increased frequency and intensity of extreme rainfalls are all factors that have lowered Jordan’s per capita share of water to reach less than one-tenth of the water poverty line of 1,000 m3 per person per year, he said.  “We expect the per capita share of water to witness a further drop as a result of climate change and its implications coupled with other factors,” Najjar said. Further information on EMWIS website

24- The EU should develop a water management instrument similar to the one created for energy to safeguard agricultural production, Portugal’s Agriculture Minister Maria do Céu Antunes argued in Brussels. “We had the opportunity to say to the Commission that, as we are doing at the European level to reduce our external dependence on energy, with the ‘Repower’ instrument […] and since our food systems are at stake, it is absolutely essential to guarantee water to ensure the security of food systems,” Antunes explained to journalists after a meeting of EU agriculture ministers on 18 July.  “As with ‘Repower’, which was created for a specific situation to ensure that the EU has autonomy in energy production … we need to guarantee an instrument that helps us manage a resource that is absolutely crucial for agricultural production. And what we asked the Commission was to think about this,” the minister indicated. Maria do Céu Antunes specified that the idea is to develop “a multi-fund strategy, similar to Repower, to mobilise instruments for the construction of collective infrastructures, or for their adaptation”, so that “not only the availability of water, but also its efficient use” is ensured, and in this way, the European food system can be safeguarded, also guaranteeing the EU its “strategic autonomy in the food field.” Further information on EMWIS website

25- This is another concrete demonstration of the consequences of climate change. By dint of accumulating heat waves and droughts, France is seeing its natural water capital dry up. The decline in metropolitan France has reached 14% over the period 2002-2018 compared to 1990-2001, according to a study just published by the Ministry of Ecological Transition on the evolution of renewable water resources. France has thus lost an annual average of 32 billion m3, reducing its water "stock" to 197 billion m3. This figure includes almost all (94%) rainwater, minus the part that evaporates into the atmosphere. This stock is also made up, on the margin (6%), of water from the rivers that enter the metropolitan territory. Further information on EMWIS  website


26- On the proposal of the Prime Minister, the President of the French Republic appointed Christophe Béchu as Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion on Monday 4 July 2022. Béchu previously was the President of the General Council of the Maine-et-Loire department from 2004 to 2014. He briefly served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2011, representing the West France constituency. Further information in EMWIS website

27- EMWIS Technical Unit (UT-SEMIDE) is looking for an EU project manager in the field of environment, with a background on economic applied to the environmental sector, position based in Sophia Antipolis, France.   Further information in EMWIS website



28- Guidelines for the calculation of the agriculture water use efficiency for global reporting.  These guidelines are intended to assist countries in understanding the agronomic parameters involved in the computation of the agricultural component of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.4.1 on the change in water use efficiency over time. They provide a detailed explanation of the calculation process for calculation by countries willing to generate a more accurate estimation using their national data. Further information in EMWIS website

29- Addressing the water challenges in the agriculture sector in Near East and North Africa : The background paper entitled “Addressing the water challenges in the agriculture sector in Near East and North Africa (NENA)” is part of a series of background papers that supported the production of the regional publication "State of Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) in the Near East and North Africa Region". The paper reports on the issues, responses and monitoring progress in relation to supporting the region to maintain local agricultural production with less water. Further information in EMWIS website



30- Interreg Euro-MED 2nd call for proposals is now open. It adresses thematic projects and targets two priorities of the Programme: “A Smarter and Greener Mediterranean“.
It will fund 3 categories of projects: study, test or transfer project, focusing on one of the four missions of the Programme. The call is open from 27 June to 27 October 2022.  Further information on EMWIS  website

31- Joint Transnational Call 2022 Pre-Announcement: "Management of water resources: resilience, adaptation and mitigation to hydroclimatic extreme events and management tools." The joint transnational call will be launched in the framework of the European partnership Water4All and will support research and innovation projects aimed at delivering knowledge, models, approaches, tools and methodologies to better understand hydrological processes at different scale, in order to respond more efficiently to emerging water issues related to extreme events. In line with the strategic objectives of Water4All, the results of the projects will contribute to the implementation of evidence-based, global, EU and national water management policies and strategies, within the frameworks of the Green Deal, the Water Framework Directive, Just Transition and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, governance playing a key role in water challenges, the 2022 Joint Transnational Call will seek for innovative governance models, and enhanced participation of stakeholders in water management issues related to extreme events.  The call should open on 1st September 2022. Further information on EMWIS  website



32- Call for Abstracts -The 4th International Symposium Water Resources and Environmental Impact Assessment in North Africa : WREIANA-2023 will be held in Sousse, Tunisia on April 26-28, 2023. The objectives of the fourth international symposium WREIANA-2023 will be to provide a unique multi-stakeholder platform where the water experts, the policy creators, and decision makers from around the world can work together to find joint solutions capable to significantly assist the region in its efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and draw a road map for water security.  Submission Opens- November 30 , 2022 - Submission Closes- December 30, 2022 - Acceptance Notification. Further information on EMWIS  website   


[07/11/2022 - 10/11/2022] GESOC 2022 : Conference on Water Management in Semi-arid Areas, Tools, Global Changes. Further information on EMWIS website

[2022/10/23 - 2022/10/27] Understanding and mitigation effects of wastewater reuse in agriculture: from risks to policy to new opportunities, 23-27 October, Israel. Further information on EMWIS website

[2022/10/16 - 2022/10/19] Cairo Water Week 2022. Further information on EMWIS website

[2022/09/26 - 2022/09/29] 20th Europe-INBO International Conference 26 - 29 Septembre 2022. Further information on EMWIS website

[2022/09/26 - 2022/09/29] 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2022): First Call for Papers. Further information on EMWIS website

[2022/09/27 - 2022/09/30] Integrated Groundwater Management of Mediterranean Coastal Aquifers. Further information on Sustain-COAST website

[2022/09/04 - 2022/09/07] SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION IN WATER-SCARCE AGROECOSYSTEMS (SUPWAS). Further information on SUPROMED website

[2022/08/23 - 2022/09/01] Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water. Further information on EMWIS website



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