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News First Announcement and Call for Papers for MELIA 2nd Workshop on Technological Perspectives for Rational Use of water resources in the Mediterranean region

The second workshop of MELIA project (Mediterranean Dialogue on Integrated Water Management, Contract FP6 517612) dedicated to technological perspectives for rational use of water resources in the Mediterranean region, intends i) to formulate a consensus on the socio -economic environment future perspectives that water technology must envisage in the Mediterranean and to assess relevant Mediterranean wide options and experiences brought directly into MELIA or provided indirectly by the different external stakeholders; ii) to asses and promote sector options and schemes of water saving – optimal water use and water conservation, considering the fact that the important saved water yield will be provided by agriculture.

The workshop will address the following bullet topics :

• Strategies for Basin management : Water resources balance and constraints to socio-economic development.
• Assessment of the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects for saving water.
• Sustainable technological solutions for water treatment, recycling and reuse.
• Tools for water quality-quantity monitoring and modelling: Telemetry, Satellite Image processing for management of water resources ;
• Efficiency and equity in water policies

The structure of the Workshop will consist in a number of Key-Note lectures on the above bullet topics, a few oral presentations on the current situation of the national practices on the above mentioned topics in the Mediterranean Countries and some other selected presentations. Posters presentations are welcome. Besides the oral and posters presentations, Round-Tables on these issues will be organized on the basis of the contributions in order to elaborate consensual recommendations for the different stakeholders.

Therefore, participants are kindly invited to propose within their contributions a few number of key recommendations to implement the objectives of the Workshop which will be analysed in the Round Tables. A number of questions related to the above mentioned bullet topics will be posted in the MELIA Web Site to orient the Round tables debate and the content of the contributions.

Deadline for Submission of abstracts: April, 30 (2008).

Contact information Prof. Laila Mandi (email:
News type CallForPaper
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Source of information MELIA project
Geographical coverage Morocco
News date 12/03/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH