Network for the exchange of methodologies and expertise on sustainable water and land management in the Mediterranean
SOWAMED is a Specific Support Action (SSA) intended to support the
implementation of the Sixth EU Framework Programme (FP6).
The global objective of SOWAMED is to establish a methodology exchange
network and build an expertise capacity between partners in several research
projects (STREP and/or CA) of the INCO-MED Program under the 4th, 5th, and
6th PCRD in the domain of sustainable "land and water" resource management
and the prevention of risks on cultivated and inhabited watersheds.
project form on Cordis database)
POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT
RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
|Budget (in €)
||INCO MED (FP6)
Improve water planning and management for enhancing water supplies, with
sensitivity to local physical, economic, and cultural conditions in MPC.
Implementation of tools and methods suited to global management of water
related risks including assistance for the dissemination and transposition
of procedures, norms and concepts of the European Water Directive.
The global objective of SOWAMED proposal is to establish a methodology
exchange network and build an expertise capacity between partners in several
research projects (STREP and/or CA) of the INCO-MED Program under the 4th,
5th, and 6th PCRD in the domain of sustainable "land and water" resource
management and the prevention of risks on cultivated and inhabited
The first step will be to identify and analyze, data, models and DSS
available for soil and water management in the semi arid Mediterranean
areas. It will base on the results produced by the INCO MED projects during
the ten last years. The second step will be to test and discuss the
availability of data, models or DSS set for particular conditions. The
definition of their areas of competence and limits will help to make
available to all users the range of methods and available tools for
proposing solutions to questions of sustainable water management and land
husbandry. The third step consists in reinforcing capacities of expertise
and dissemination of data and methods.
These objectives will be achieved through regional workshops focusing on
three specific issues: the management of cultivated watersheds in mountains
and hills (water conservation management and land husbandry); the management
of traditional irrigated perimeters (small and medium hydraulic works SMH)
and intensive irrigation systems; and the management of water and land uses
especially in peri-urban agricultural perimeters (competition for land and
the use of non-conventional water resources).
Finally, this SSA project will serve to support different laboratories to
define new research activities focussing on the thematic issue of water and
soil management according to global changes.
The contribution of SOWAMED will be to:
• Assemble, compare and capitalize on the results of
previous projects achieved in the field of “integrated management of limited
• Disseminate and make available practical information
that has been validated by scientific results;
• Ensure adequate training for the use of this
• Share data bases and modelling tools to develop
projects for sustainable land and water resources management.
[21/09/2006 - 21/09/2008]