The fifth WES Steering Committee meeting was organised online on the 1st of February 2024. The Steering Committee brought together the WES Water and Environment Focal Points from the Partner Countries, the European Commission, institutional partners, representatives of the 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 (January 2023) and the way ahead were discussed, leading to the endorsement of the project’s Workplan for the next eleven months.
This activity will assist a selected public water utility to target Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction and advance their efforts to improve Non-Revenue Water monitoring and management.
This WES regional activity will support the WES Partner Countries via technical support and capacity building to implement and adopt effective measures at national and regional level to strengthen and develop green and circular businesses in the Mediterranean.
N-E-PS-2: Development of a draft strategy for plastic waste management with focus on single-use plastics (SUPs) in Palestine
WES is to provide technical assistance to the Environmental Quality Authority in Palestine to address plastic waste with focus on Single-Use Plastic Items. The core of this activity is to enhance the country’s awareness and capacity to respond to the challenges posed by plastic pollution/waste, with emphasis on SUPs.
The activity will provide support to the “Ministry of Equipment and Water (MEE)” to convert three buildings/properties of the Ministry of Equipment and Water into water-efficient buildings as much as one awareness initiative for the dissemination of best practices in water use efficiency and water demand management to public users.
HE-2b-REG: Awareness Raising and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and campaigns for sustainable consumption – Phase 2
Directly building on the previous Activity HE-2-REG (2021) and adhering the wishes and demands of the WES PCs, the overall aim of this regional activity is to provide technical assistance to the competent authorities of the PC to effectively implement ESD initiatives on sustainable consumption and thus contribute to the Action Plan towards 2030 of the MSESD.
Directly building on the previous Activity HE-3-REG (2022) and adhering to the wishes and demands of the PCs for follow-up activities, the overall aim of this regional activity is to provide technical assistance directly to competent stakeholders of the PCs to effectively implement water related ESD programmes with emphasis on Waste WWT for reuse and NCWRs.