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NEWS FLASH #4 -  2013


Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) aims to contribute to the extensive dissemination and effective implementation of sustainable water management policies and practices in the Southern Mediterranean Region in the context of increasing water scarcity, combined pressures on water resources from a wide range of users, desertification processes and in connection with climate change.
SWIM Partner Countries are: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the occupied Palestinian territory, Syria and Tunisia.

SWIM consists of two major Components, which are inter-related and complement each other:

  •  A Support Mechanism
  •  Five Demonstration Projects

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Regional experts group meeting on the development of a comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation system for participatory irrigation management & irrigation management transfer process (2-4 September 2013, Athens-Greece)

Fourteen (14) national experts from the South Mediterranean Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine) in addition to international and regional experts met in Athens between 2 and 4 September 2013 to elaborate a Mediterranean-wide system enabling a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of participatory irrigation management (PIM)- an approach involving the people who directly use the irrigation water, i.e. the farmers -and transfer of irrigation management (IMT) responsibilities from the government to Water Users Associations (WUAs).

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Training and study tour in Europe on the operation and management of Wastewater Treatment Plants (9 to 20 September 2013, Spain and The Netherlands)

10 officials from Algeria, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine have actively participated in a 2 days training in Murcia, Spain followed by a study tour in Spain and The Netherlands on the proper operation and management of wastewater treatment plants  (WWTPs). 

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1st CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on Land and Water Challenges

The SWIM Support Mechanism and the five Demonstration projects have actively participated in the 1st CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on Land and Water Challenges that took place on 10-14 September 2013 in Bari – Italy and was attended by more than 170 participants from 39 countries (from Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe).

The short SWIM video recently produced introduced to participants the overall SWIM Programme while each project presented its preliminary achievements through power point presentations and a poster.

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3rd SWIM-SM Steering Committee Meeting (12-13 November 2013, Athens - Greece)

The 3rd SWIM-SM Steering Committee Meeting is planned to take place on 12-13 November 2013 in Athens, Greece with the aim of presenting the achievements of the 2nd implementation year of the project and providing a forum for the exchange of views on the project’s future activities.

A Coordination Meeting between the SWIM Support Mechanism and the five Demonstration projects will also be organized on 11 November 2013.

6th Meeting of the Horizon 2020 Steering Group and 4th Meeting of the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building Sub-Group (19-20 November 2013, Brussels - Belgium)

SWIM-SM is planning to actively participate in the Meetings of the Horizon 2020 Initiative and provide updates about on-going relevant activities.   

Lessons learnt in water infrastructure projects with emphasis on wastewater treatment and funding schemes, including private sector participation (January 2014)

The Conference aims to enhance private sector involvement in the financing of water infrastructures through presenting relevant lessons learnt from the EU-funded project Mediterranean Hot Spot Investment Programme (MeHSIP) Project Preparation and Implementation Facility (PPIF) and the potential for projects in the Region.

Online Course on the Design of Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems (January 2014)

The course is intended to train people in the design, operation and management of natural systems for wastewater treatment. These are appropriate in rural areas where land is usually available and low cost.

Collection of Success Stories on Sustainable Integrated Water Management

SWIM-SM is planning to collect, analyze and publish successful stories from the Mediterranean region covering issues addressed under its areas of focus (mainly the four thematic pillars). Success stories are a powerful tool for exchanging and disseminating experiences and knowledge and a preferred learning tool for experienced, medium and high-level decision makers as well as for managers developing expertise as they mix existing knowledge with experience from the field and can provide them with realistic and implementable solutions.

Study on the legislative framework regulating the recharge of aquifers with adequately treated wastewater

The main objective of this activity is to develop a regulatory framework for the use of treated wastewater in the artificial recharge of aquifers.

It is based on the recognition that, although aquifers recharge using adequately treated wastewater is gaining momentum as a valid option to ease the pressure on groundwater over-exploitation and to reduce saline water intrusion, applications have however been faced with serious challenges, including the absence of a regulatory environment.

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SWIM-ACLIMAS project News - Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems

The project is implemented in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia and promotes the adaptation of Mediterranean agricultural systems to climate change through a combination of modern and traditional water management and conservation techniques and new and indigenous varieties of cereals and legumes resistant to difficult climatic conditions.

Click here to read about the project’s news, achievements and planned activities 

SWIM IMPROWARE News - Innovative Means to Protect Water Resources in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas through Re-injection of Treated Water

The project aims to demonstrate and promote environmentally sustainable water management policies and practices in Egypt and Tunisia, with focus on wastewater treatment activities directed to produce water of appropriate quality levels for its successive re-injection into coastal aquifers

Click here to read about the project’s news, achievements and planned activities 

SWIM Sustain Water MED NewsNetwork of Demonstration Activities for Sustainable Integrated  Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Mediterranean

The project aims at improving sustainable integrated management of non-conventional water resources, with emphasis on wastewater treatment and reuse in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

Click here to read about activities implemented in the months of April-June 2013

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

The project aims at contributing to an integrated, sustainable and participative water harvesting and agriculture management in the watersheds of Oued Biskra in Algeria and Oum Zessar in Tunisia characterized by the overexploitation of groundwater, with a view to promote adaptation to climate change conditions and particularly droughts.

Click here to read about activities implemented in the months of April-June 2013


This News Flash is produced by the SWIM-Support Mechanism with the support of the European Union (EU).

Its content is the sole responsibility of the Project’s Consultant and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU.

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