Sustainable Water Integrated Management Support Mechanism
SWIM comes at a critical time, when Integrated Water Resources Management, combined with the pressures climate change imposes, is a matter of the utmost importance on both local and regional levels. The EC, through its H2020 Initiative has aimed to contribute significantly to the de-pollution of the Mediterranean and with SWIM it complements H2020 by addressing in particular water issues. This project has a regional scope and the impact of its activities, either regional or national, shall add value and complement regional processes. SWIM aims at supporting water governance and mainstreaming by promoting sustainable and equitable water resources management to become a prominent feature of national development policies and strategies (agriculture, industry, tourism, etc).
|Subject(s)||AGRICULTURE , ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , TOURISM - SPORT - HOBBIES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY|
|Budget (in €)||6708500|
|Programme||EuropeAid - H2020|
The overall objective of SWIM-SM is to actively promote the extensive dissemination of sustainable water management policies and practices in the region of its implementation, in 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.
· To draw the attention of Partner Countries' decision-makers and stakeholders on existing and forthcoming threats on water resources, on the necessity to adopt a more appropriate water consumption and water use model, as well as on the existence of solutions to tackle the problem;
The objectives will be pursued with a view to addressing the four interlinked issues referred to in the new UfM Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean (i.e. water governance, water and climate change, water financing and water demand management and efficiency, as well as non-conventional resources) and the three sources of pollution (municipal waste, municipal wastewater, industrial emissions) of the Horizon 2020 Initiative to De-Pollute the Mediterranean. Operational linkages with the objectives of the Mediterranean Component of the EU Water Initiative (MED EUWI) will be also secured.
SWIM will be implemented through two Components:Component A: SWIM Support Mechanism which is the purpose of the current assignment.
· Contributing to empowering water-related institutions and increasing stakeholders' capacities (target groups: water utilities, relevant ministries, such as agriculture, environment, industry, tourism and trade, river basin organisations, municipalities, water users associations, universities, regional and national research centres).
Component B: SWIM -DM Demonstration projects (which will result from an EC Call for Proposals to be held during 2011).
|Period||[01/01/2011 - 31/12/2014]|