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Regional training on water information systems 14 to 16 June 2017

The Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform received the label of the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean in 2014. It aims to provide a common basis for the development of National Water Information Systems (NWIS) and to deliver an assessment of water resources management and use (drafting of a White Paper) by exploiting data from the NWIS.

The project has been promoted as a tool for the adaptation of the water sector to climate change at the last COP in Marrakech. Based on the first results of NWIS implementation in the 4 pilot countries of the platform (Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon), as well as experience of EU countries, a regional training workshop will be organised by EMWIS and the International Office for Water (IOWater) from from 14 to 16 June in Sophia Antipolis (near Nice, France).

Representatives from South Mediterranean countries interested in Water Information Systems will be invited. A particular attention will be given to SINEAU, the Tunisian NWIS that was delivered last December. The workshop is organised thanks to the support of the French Ministry in charge of Environment for the Platform, as it is one of the project of Pact of Paris. Another workshop focusing on exchange of experiences and financing NWIS, will be organised after summer with the secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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Keyword(s) MWKP
Geographical coverage France,
News date 28/04/2017
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH