The third WES Steering Committee meeting was organised on-line on the 14th of December 2021. The Steering Committee brought together the WES Water and Environment Focal Points from the Partner Countries, the European Commission, institutional partners, representatives of the new WES Demonstration projects and regional organisations. The meeting was co-chaired by the Contracting Authority - the European Commission, Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). During the meeting the progress of the project since the previous SCM (November 2020) and the way ahead was discussed, leading to the endorsement of the project’s Workplan for the next twelve months.
N-E-LB-1: Revision of sectoral guidelines and Emission Limit Values (ELVs) for industrial activities in Lebanon
This activity will provide assistance to the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon for the prevention/abatement of industrial pollution through and the revision and the improvement of guidelines in the food, construction sector and also in commenting on the draft industrial wastewater standards that are being developed by the MoE.
WES will provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of the non-EU Mediterranean countries to implement effective measures to phase out Single Use Plastics. In this framework it will support WES Partner Countries in the formulation of the most appropriate and regionally harmonized measures/policy instruments to phase out Single Use Plastics and promote a circular economy.
N-W-EG-1: Strengthen the water utilities capacities to manage/reduce Non Revenue Water and detect leakage
This WES activity will assist the Asyut Water and Wastewater Company to target the reduction of Non-Revenue Water and to continue its efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water management.
More sustainable production and consumption patterns will support Tunisia in its strive towards the reduction and prevention of environmental pollution. This activity is aiming to assist Tunisia in the transition to sustainable modes of production.