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News Dr. Rafiq Husseini visit to EMWIS/SEMIDE, OIEAU, Plan Bleu & NCA

From left to right:
Dr. Rafiq Husseini (Head of Water & Environment, Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean), Josianne Mongellaz (OIEAU International Cooperation Director), Shannon McCarthy (Deputy Center Director, The Middle East Desalination Research Center), Walter Mazzitti (EMWIS Steering Committee President), Eric Mino (EMWIS Technical Unit Manager).

Dr. Rafiq Husseini, head of Environment and Water at the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean has visited the permises of EMWIS/SEMIDE Technical Unit, the International Office of Water (OIEAU), Plan Bleu in Sophia Antipolis and the Urban Community of Nice Côte d'Azur (France) last 9-10 November.

It was a good opportunity to discuss progress on emerging or proposed projects related to Mediterranean water & environment sector and the way the Secretariat can help and vice-versa.


The visit was orgnised side by side to the Mediterranean Water Thing Tank held in Monaco on 10 November.

Water Think Tank 2011 - Territorial water governance in the Mediterranean: what experiences, what solutions for local actors?

On November 10th 2011, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is organizing a symposium on “Territorial governance of water in the Mediterranean: what experience and what solutions for local actors?” in the Principality of Monaco.

This symposium will be carried out in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Plan Bleu and the International Office for Water (OIEAU) and Veolia Environnement, all of them founding partners of the Water Think Tank Méditerranée (WTT)

Through four thematic workshops, the symposium will introduce the work of the Water Think Tank Méditerranée since its creation during the World Water Forum of Istanbul in 2009. The WTT wishes to contribute towards the integrated, concerted and coordinated management of water resources for the various categories of users in the Mediterranean region.

Each workshop will gather 4 speakers. EMWIS President Mr. Walter MAZZITTI will introduce the symposium and the morning sessions.

The debates will be animated by a French journalist, Yolaine de la Bigne, founder and chief editor of Néoplanète.

If you wish to attend this event, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Permanent Secretary of the Water Think Tank at the following address : .

For your information, the registration is free of charge but necessary.


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Contact information Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Euro-Mediterranean Information System on the know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS/SEMIDE) (email:
Phone: +33 492 94 22 93 ; Fax: +33 492 94 22 95
News type Inbrief
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Source of information EMWIS Technical Unit
Geographical coverage France,Monaco,
News date 11/11/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH