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March 13, 2012

Time : 13h15 – 14h15

Hall – Room Europa 1 (PEU 1)

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Shared water information systems for a better governance in the Mediterranean

Coordinator: Walter MAZZITTI, President of EMWIS Steering Committee

 

 

Content / Target: objective of session

Gathering the commitments of Mediterranean countries to improve water governance thanks to the coordination and the development of National Water Information Systems harmonized at the Mediterranean level.

 

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In the water sector, access to reliable information is a major challenge for a transparent and efficient governance. A national water data collection and monitoring system is an essential element in order to provide reliable background for defining, implementing and evaluating each country’s water policies and investments linked to clear and shared objectives. Improving institutional cooperation and implementing jointly agreed standads are the main challenges. EMWIS have been working with all Mediterranean countries since 2005 on sharing knowledge on data management. A new momentum has been reached thanks to the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial recommendations for data, information and statistics on water, based on internationally agreed definitions and methods, structured within information systems. The commitments to be discussed are directly linked to the governance targets of the Mediterranean Process, as well as the information monitoring and sharing of the thematic process “cooperation and peace”.

 

Programme: Tuesday 13 March – 13:15 to 14:15

 

Coordinated by: Walter MAZZITTI, President of EMWIS Steering Committee

Facilitated by : Eric MINO, Manager, EMWIS TU

 

 

  • Introduction

            Rafiq Husseni, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean in charge of water issues

  • Added value of water information systems in France and Spain
  • Main challenges in the South and East Mediterranean: Tunisia, Morroco, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria

Hesham KANDEL, Egyptian Minister of water resources and irrigation

Abdelmalek SELLAL, Algerian Minister of water resources  

  • Towards a Mediterranean water knowledge hub

Jean Louis GUIGOU, President IPEMED

  • Declaration of commitements

 

DOC AGENDA: SHARED WATER INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR A BETTER GOVERNANCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN / DES SYSTEMES D’INFORMATION PARTAGEE POUR UNE MEILLEURE GOUVERNANCE DE L’EAU EN MEDITERANEE Download
PDF Agenda Download
PDF Charter / Charte SIEMED Download
5th Mediterranean Water Forum