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IME Institut Mediterranean de l´eau -


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Euro-Mediterranean Academic Forum on Water Sustainability in semiarid climate areas

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IME Institut Mediterranean de l´eau -

  1. 1. The Mediterranean Water Institute Introduced by Milagros Couchoud President of IME
  2. 2. PROMOTING A transmediterranean cooperation Exchange of know-how and experience in the field of water across the Mediterranean countries IME Objectives <ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable actions to strengthen cooperation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange of acquired techniques and experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Researches and actions on adapted technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training programmes and specific information </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Membership and Structure - Local authorities - Practitioners - Key personalities IME network counts more than 300 organizations and individuals General Assembly Scientific Technique Committee Chairman General Secretariat Vice-Chairmen - Water supply - Agriculture - Waste waters - Risks - Institutional & Legal aspects Board of Directors All water Sectors 3 colleges
  4. 4. The Mediterranean Region Crossroad of 3 continents : Europe, Africa, Western Asia “ To achieve sustainable development, a social and cultural transformation has to take place” - Cooperation is still weak between sectors Awareness increased on water issues Stakeholders organized sectorially
  5. 5. E xchange and Communication platform Ministries, Local Authorities Experts Practitionners on water management IME Partnerships Institutions Fundraisers
  6. 6. Expertise <ul><ul><li>Climatology, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation / drainage, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrology / hydrogeology, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water supply / sanitation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water reuse / recycling, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection of continental water, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuation of marine environment. </li></ul></ul>Aspects Fields of expertise: Institutionnal Technical Social Économic
  7. 7. Strengthened capacity of information Wider platform for multi-stakeholders actions IME ACTION PLAN 2007-2012 MEDITERRANEAN WATER STRATEGY Regional Interface : Donors/stakeholders
  8. 8. Action Plan 2007-2012 <ul><li>Dams in the Mediterranean: Sediment integrated management </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation of fossil water in the Mediterranean region </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Water resources management legislation and governance in the Mediterranean region </li></ul><ul><li>Control of extreme situations through surface and underground (IWRM) </li></ul><ul><li>Mediterranean desalination forum </li></ul><ul><li>Health security and services to consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Waste water reuse </li></ul>Reflections and actions in the Mediterranean:
  9. 9. Partnership <ul><li>Establish close relations with all partners involved in the field of water management in the Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>Pooling the means to facilitate the development of cooperation and exchange between authorities and operators in the Mediterranean basin </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up relationship and exchange of information </li></ul>Cooperation for the development of concerted actions in the field of water management in the Mediterranean
  10. 10. Development, Evaluation, Supervision <ul><li>Regional studies and programmes (Regional Monitoring and Supervision Unit for the MEDA Water Programme, MED-EUWI Component, GWP-Med, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical missions </li></ul><ul><li>Support missions (Contribution of Unit Cities and Local Governments to the Water Strategy of the Union for the Mediterranean) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Particpation in the 6th World Water Forum, Marseille 12-17 March 2012 <ul><li>Coordination fo the Mediterranean Cross continental Process (4 Mediterranean priorities : Water demand Management, Non conventional resources, Water Gouvernance, Depollution of a shared ecosystem (wastewater treatment) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of the 1st Mediterranean Water Forum, 19-20 December 2011, Marrakech aiming to mobilize the Mediterranean water community and set up a platform of dialogue and exchange between all stakeholders concerned with water issues to strengthen the cooperation in this field </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention IME WEBSITE: Contact: