Funded with an overall budget of approximately €15 Million, five Demonstration Projects have been approved by the European Commission and started implementation at the beginning of 2012.

They focus on specific priorities mostly addressed in their regional or sub-regional dimension:


  • Priority 1: Enhancing effective water governance for integrated water resources management

All Across the Jordan
Leader: Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME)


  • Priority 2: Adapting to climate change and enhancing drought and flood management
    • Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems – ACLIMAS

Leader: International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAMB)


    • Water harvesting and Agricultural techniques in Dry lands: an Integrated and Sustainable model in MAghreb Regions – WADIS-MAR

Leader: University of Sassari – Desertification Research Group


  • Priority 3: Promoting water demand management and efficiency, including non-conventional water resources
    • Innovative Means to Protect Water Resources in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas through Re-injection of Treated Water – IMPROWARE

Leader: Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea


    • Network of demonstration activities for sustainable integrated wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean – Sustain Water MED

Leader: Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Mediterranean Region and Middle East Division


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