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The Mediterranean Water scarcity and drought WG (MED-EUWI Water scarcity and drought WG) is one of the three thematic groups launched for the Phase I (2004-2006) in the framework of the Mediterranean Joint Process between the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Mediterranean Component of the EU Water Initiative.

This group is strongly interfaced with the Drafting Group set up by the EU Water Directors in the Framework of the 2005-2006 work programme of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS). In order to merge the efforts and share experiences between EU and non EU water experts, the CIS drafting group (see activity sheet of the EU group and report below) includes two representatives of the Mediterranean working group.

A first Mediterranean report on Water Scarcity and Drought) has been prepared as a result of the first phase (see below). It includes technical specifications and specific recommendations for the Mediterranean, based on the WFD approach and the experience of the EU and non-EU countries of the region as well as the regional and international organisations.

At the Euromed water directors meeting held in Athens in November 2006, it was decided to include this theme for the second phase of the Med Joint Process (see JP phase II mandate below).

The overall objective of the Med WG is to share information on definitions and possible actions in order to react on scarcity issues.  For the 2nd phase, the objective is to have an overview of the magnitude of the problem of water scarcity and droughts in the Mediterranean, particularly an assessment of their impacts, and exchange information on possible alternatives of water use that contribute to its saving and could be applied by different types of users.

Contact persons :  

MENBO María Serneguet

Eric Mino
Jauad El Kharraz
Morocco Siham LARAICHI

Folder WG meeting, Madrid, 2010-02-17
Folder Water Scarcity Private Area [Restricted access]
Folder WG meeting, Seville, 2007-06-19
Folder WG meeting, Brussels, 2006-09-26
Folder Water Scarcity and Drought Survey (2007)
Folder Phase I documents 2004-2006
Folder EU WG on Water Scarcity and Drought
Folder 20100217
Folder Background documents
Folder Desertification, Drought and water scarcity
Folder EC Expert group on WS&D meeting, Venice 13-14 October 2011
Folder Halting desertification in Europe
Folder Water Security
PDF Mediterranean Water Scarcity and Drought Final Report Download
DOC Water Scarcity and Drought Working Group – Members (20100210) Download
PDF Working group mandate Phase II - Water Scarcity and Drought Download
PDF Synthesis note on Monitoring water scarcity and drought in the Mediterranean - November 2010 Download
URL zm-lmyh Item only translated in Arabic
URL 1st Meeting of the Stakeholder Forum on water scarcity and droughts policy review, Brussels, 27/04/2010
URL 5th WWF Side event: Water Resources across Europe – confronting Water Scarcity and Drought
URL Arab Region Report On Sustainable Development of Land Resources, Agriculture and Rural Areas Of the Arab Region
URL Building blocks for the Water Scarcity & Droughts Policy review
URL Dealing with Water Scarcity in MENA
URL Draft questionnaire on the impacts of climate change on water resources, and on adaptation strategies prepared by the ad hoc core group on water and climate
URL Drought in the Arab World
URL EU Water Quantity voluntary Reporting Tool
URL European Commission published the third report on the progress in addressing water scarcity and droughts in Europe
URL Evidence of droughts in agriculture, economic and environmental implications
URL Finding the Balance: Population and Water Scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa
URL Finding the Balance: Population and Water Scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa
URL GLOWA Jordan River Project: Integrated research for sustainable water management
URL Global Efforts to Strengthen Integrated Drought Information Systems
URL INWEH-UNU policy briefs on Dry lands
Document Informal Council of Environment Ministers: Water Scarcity & Drought (WS&D) - EU Presidency Conclusions
URL Jordan Country Paper: Land degradation Drought and Desertification
URL Making the Most of Scarcity : Accountability for Better Water Management Results in the Middle East and North Africa
URL Making the Most of Scarcity: Accountability for Better Water, Management Results in the Middle East and North Africa
URL Managing competition for water and the pressure on ecosystems
URL Managing scarce water resources in the European Union
URL Mediterranean water resources in a global change scenario
URL Methods for Evaluating Social Vulnerability to Drought
Document Monitoring water scarcity and drought in the Mediterranean
URL Ninth Regional Meeting of The Arab IHP National Committees - Final report
URL N° 65 Food security under water scarcity in the Middle East: Problems and solutions
URL On the verge of a new water scarcity
Document Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy: Water Scarcity and Droughts
URL Population and Water Scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa
URL Presentations - Experts Workshop, 2007-07-03/04 - Madrid
URL Presentations from the Water Scarcity & Droughts Stakeholder Meeting, 27 April 2010 available now online
Document Report on the Review of the European Water Scarcity and Droughts Policy
URL Social vulnerability and climate change in the US Southeast
URL Spanish National Hydrological Plan
PDF The Challenge of Drought in the Mediterranean Region Download
URL The Drought Monitoring Centre for the Greater Horn of Africa
URL The Middle East water report, with emphasis on the Arab countries
URL Water Scarcity & Droughts in the European Union
URL Water Scarcity Challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Document Water Scarcity and Drought discussion at the Informal Council of Environment Ministers
Document Water Scarcity and Drought: towards a European Water Scarcity and Drought Network (WSDN)
Pointer Med-EUWI Joint Process
Pointer Draft report of the Water Scarcity working group
Pointer Joint Process - Phase II -2007-2009
5th Mediterranean Water Forum