The IMPROWARE E-Learning programme consists of the following three training modules:

  • Scientific and Technical Aspects of Water Resources Management
  • Legislative Framework on Water Resources Management
  • Socio-economic Impacts of Wastewater Treatment Using Natural Systems and Related Industrial Application and Development


Registered participants will be able to have access to:

-          traditional training materials

-          informative and tutorial videos on the key technological and methodological results of the Projects

-          documents on best-practice

-          relevant contact-list of experts on the respective topics

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The report identifies and documents existing best practices (BPs) in the management of non-revenue water (NRW) in Algeria, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, with the objective of disseminating these BPs for knowledge exchange and sharing of experience in reducing NRW among the SWIM Partner Countries. To this effect, SWIM-SM identified and documented three exemplary BPs for the monitoring, assessment and control of NRW in each of the four countries based on a set of criteria such as their Impact, technical and financial feasibility and affordability.

As a result, 11 exemplary BPs were identified, three in Israel, three in Jordan, three in Morocco and two in Algeria. They include the following practices:

·         Metering and replacement of water meters (Algeria, Israel, Morocco and part of the existing best practices in Jordan)

·         Implementation of water loss surveys (Israel)

·         Pressure management (Jordan, Israel)

·         Detection of losses and leakage repair (Morocco)

·         Micro Private Sector Participation (PSP) (Jordan, Morocco)

·         Service Connection Installation (Morocco).

The Best Practices for each country are presented in four chapters, organized following the same structure and sections as follows:

1-      Status of non revenue water management in the country;

2-      General inventory of the existing BPs in each country;

3-      Three exemplary BPs and their evaluation against the criteria mentioned above;

4-       A more detailed discussion of each BP.

5-      Annex I: All contacts details of the people who contributed to the assessment;

6-      Annex II: Technical documents related to each BP. Each document provided by the countries can be accessed in the original language through the available hyperlinks.

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The National consultation event has been organised on 12 December 2014 in Beirut in relation to a SWIM-SM activity directed to evaluate the cost of the environmental degradation of the Litani River Basin.

The activity aims to assist national and local decision makers in identifying concrete actions to improve the management of this River Basin, enabling them to prioritize investments at the local level to finance environmentally friendly projects.

The cost of environmental degradation is calculated on the basis of existing studies and data that have been collected and analysed to produce a draft assessment, whose results have been presented and discussed during the national consultation workshop.

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The Study aims at enhancing the knowledge of local authorities on the main challenges and opportunities related to Private Sector Participation (PSP) in water service delivery, identifying the necessary steps for creating / further improving the enabling environment for PSP including the legislative, institutional capacity of involved stakeholders and providing advice on tested financial sustainability mechanisms that are necessary for functional/effective PSPs in water service delivery.

The study is expected to be especially useful for policy and decision makers in the water sector at the national and local levels in the Mediterranean partner countries, notably those who are currently in the process of decentralizing hydro-administrative authority towards local governments, and/or have initiated the process towards private sector participation in water services.

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SWIM-SM has kicked-off on 9 December 2013 the pilot implementation in Jordan of a regional system developed to enable the effective Monitoring & Evaluation of participatory irrigation management (PIM) and Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) process.

This is an approach involving the people who directly use the irrigation water, i.e. the farmersand implying the transfer of irrigation management responsibilities from the government to Water Users Associations (WUAs), which in the long term can result in a more effective management of the resources, as many examples worldwide and in the Mediterranean Region show.

The kick-off involved a meeting with the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) - the irrigation agency responsible for implementing the PIM/IMT program in the country - and the donors (GIZ and the USAID) involved in or supporting Water Users Associations (WUAs) formation and other relevant initiatives and also a meeting with the leaders of the WUAs which were proposed to participate in the pilot implementation.

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