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  • 1. Presented by: Georgios Lourmas, Project Coordinator– SWIM-Support Mechanism (SWIM-SM) THE SWIM PROGRAMME
  • 2. The EC-Funded Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) Programme Support Mechanism 6.7 Mi Euro, 2011-2014 SWIM-SM 5 Demonstration Projects 15 Mi Euro, 2012-2014 Overall objective: To promote actively the extensive dissemination of sustainable water management policies and practices in the region given the context of increasing water scarcity, combined pressure on water resources from a wide range of users and desertification processes, in connection with climate change.
  • 3. SWIM specific Objectives (1/2) • Support PCs in designing and implementing sustainable water management policies in liaison with existing relevant initiatives in the area; • Contribute to institutional reinforcement, planning and management skills and facilitate know-how transfer. • Raise awareness on the need to implement more sustainable water consumption models and on the adoption of possible solutions to meet the existing and forthcoming challenges;
  • 4. SWIM specific Objectives (2/2) • To demonstrate the applicability of the concepts and practices set in the draft Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean and in the H2020 Initiative to De-pollute the Mediterranean Sea; • To disseminate widely good practices and state-of-the-art technologies at national and regional levels, in view of enhancing their replicability in other areas of the Mediterranean.
  • 5. The SWIM Program Bridges Partners Countries & Initiatives Related to Water & Pollution SWIM Partner Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria* and Tunisia Dynamicinteraction Mediterranean Component of EU Water Initiative (MED EUWI) Horizon 2020 Initiative to de-pollute the Mediterranean Sea UfM Draft Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean (SWM) UNEP/MAP GEF MedPartnership Other regional and National relevant initiatives and projects *In May 2011, the European Union decided to suspend all cooperation with Syrian authorities
  • 6. SWIM-Support Mechanism (2010-2014): approach ‐ A Demand-driven project ‐ Promotion of synergies and collaborations with relevant centres of excellence, projects and initiatives ‐ Exchange of experiences North-South and South-South ‐ Focus on best practices and replication ‐ Communication and Visibility Efforts
  • 7. SWIM-SM Implementation arrangements Carrying & overseeing all activities under SWIM / collaborate with Project beneficiaries Responsible & accountable for project delivery -Manage the project; - Follow-up on progresses - Ensure deliverables 'quality -Provide overall guidance; - Monitor & evaluate the project Functions Steering Committee -European Commission -9 Partner Countries Management Team -Project Director -Technical Director -Project Coordinator Key Experts -Team Leader -Water Expert -Environment Expert -Communication Expert Board Committee -Consortium Members -Team Leader FOCAL POINTS ALGERIA EGYPT ISRAEL JORDAN LEBANON MOROCCO SYRIA TUNISIAPALESTINELIBYA
  • 8. In the Partners Countries: ‐ The Ministry responsible for Water as the official counterpart of the Project; ‐ A National Focal Point nominated by the Ministry to be the counterpart of the SWIM-SM technical Team; ‐ An Environment Liaison Officer nominated by the Ministry of the Environment to ensure synergy with the water activities financed under Horizon 2020 and other regional activities (GEF, MAP etc.). SWIM-SM Implementation arrangements
  • 9. SWIM – SM focus WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4 WP 5 WP 6 Non- conventional water resources Economic Valuation of water resources No-regret actions for Climate Change adaptation Local Governance with focus on Water Users Associations Water governance & mainstreaming Capacity Building Application of water management plans Promotion of lessons learnt & good practices Development of a Communication Strategy Support Demonstration Projects
  • 10. The five SWIM – Demonstration Projects Three (3) main priorities: 1) Enhancing effective water governance for integrated water resources management; 2) Adapting to climate change and enhancing drought and flood management 3) Promoting water demand management and efficiency, including non-conventional water resources
  • 11. Priority 1: Effective water governance for IWRM SWIM – All Across the Jordan: Trans-boundary NGO Master Planning of the Lower Jordan River Basin Countries: Jordan, Israel, Palestine Leader: Water and Environment Development Organization (WEDO)/ Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) Objectives:  Produce the first ever trans-boundary integrated master plan for the Lower Jordan River;  Advance political will for a regional IWRM approach among key figures in the three countries;
  • 12. Priority 2: Climate change adaptation and drought / flood management 1- Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems (SWIM – ACLIMAS): Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia Leader: International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAM Bari) Objective: Promote the adaptation of Mediterranean agricultural systems to climate change by combining plant varieties tolerant to abiotic stresses with locally-tailored land and water management techniques to conserve soil moisture, prevent erosion, fertility loss and salinization.
  • 13. Priority 2: Climate change adaptation and drought / flood management 2-Water harvesting and Agricultural techniques in Dry lands: an Integrated and Sustainable model in Maghreb Regions (SWIM WADIS-MAR) Countries: Algeria and Tunisia (focus on one watershed each) Leader: Desertification Research Group, University of Sassari (NRD-UNISS), Italy Objectives:  Integrated water harvesting & aquifer recharge systems;  Water availability increase and best agricultural practices for water efficiency & pollution reduction;  Flood flow and run-off management (against erosion)
  • 14. Priority 3: Water demand management including non- conventional water resources 1-Innovative Means to Protect Water Resources in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas through Re-injection of Treated Water (SWIM-IMPROWARE) Countries: Egypt and Tunisia Leader: Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) – Italy Objectives:  Enhance the recharge of coastal aquifers by injecting treated wastewater of appropriate quality;  Contrast the overexploitation of potable groundwater and increase water availability for local communities,  Disseminate the practices and lessons learnt inside the two countries and in other Mediterranean countries;
  • 15. Priority 3: Water demand management including non- conventional water resources 2- Network of demonstration activities for sustainable integrated wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean (SWIM- Sustain Water MED) Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia Leader: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Objectives and type of activities:  Demonstrate the economic benefit of secondary treated wastewater for irrigation in Egypt through decentralised secondary treatment of primary effluents combined with the application of innovative irrigation and crops technology
  • 16. ‫شكري‬ ‫خالص‬ ‫مع‬ ‫وامتناين‬ For additional information please contact: SWIM-SUPPORT MECHANISM: info@swim-sm.eu & www.swim-sm.eu Thank you for your attention Merci pour votre attention