Brainstorming Meeting DEMO Projects

The WES project has started the monitoring of seven EU funded Demonstration (DEMO) project. The projects, which were awarded through EU Calls for proposals, are focusing on the promotion of efficient use of water in urban and rural areas. Under the predecessor of WES, the SWIM Horizon 2020 project, also a number of DEMO projects were guided and monitored. In order to exchange experiences in the field of project implementation, transferability and replication, WES organised a brainstorming meeting between [...]

February 24th, 2021|

Regional Training on Phasing out single use plastic items in the Mediterranean

Plastic pollution is one of the major pollution problems of our times that damages the environmental, economic and cultural values of the natural environment. In particular, the issue of marine plastic pollution has been characterized as the new millennium’s tragedy of the commons, as it poses a complex and multi-dimensional challenge with significant implications for the marine and coastal environment and human livelihoods all over the world. The purpose of this regional WES training, which will be held in [...]

January 13th, 2021|

Finding solutions for sedimentation Tunisia dams

Sedimentation is an increasing problem for many water reservoirs, especially at the Southern coast of the Mediterranean. Well-designed water dams offer a good tool for proper water management and also provide measures for adaptation to climate change. The EU funded Water and Environment support project (WES) will support Tunisia in dealing with the particular problem of sedimentation in its dams. The Siliana Dam and the Lebna Dam, with useful storage 70 and 30 million cubic metres respectively, will serve [...]

December 29th, 2020|

WES to support Jordan in exploring the potential of Natural Water Retention Measures

Water scarcity in Jordan is increasingly getting more severe, with annual per capita shares of renewable freshwater resources being less than 60 m3 per capita.  This is partly due to the semi-arid climate of Jordan, compounded with high population growth rates.  According to the World Health Organisation, Jordan will enter a state of “extreme water poverty” by 2025 if no major advancements are made. The rapid urban growth in Jordan has been accompanied by a reduction of recharge to [...]

December 21st, 2020|

WES supporting Medical Waste Management in Palestine

Medical waste is one of the most difficult substances to handle. It is considered hazardous because it may possess infection dangers and can cause unsafe effects on the environment and human health. The collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of medical waste therefore constitutes an environmental problem that poses an important health risk and calls for an integrated and sustainable management. The Master Plan for the treatment of medical waste in Palestine was developed in 2006 by the Environment Quality [...]

December 14th, 2020|

Final report Horizon 2020 urges to tackle sources of pollution Mediterranean Sea

The ‘Horizon 2020 initiative’ (2007 - 2020) has been a joint effort to substantially reduce pollution in the Mediterranean by tackling the sources that are said to account for 80% of the overall pollution of the Mediterranean Sea: municipal solid waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution. As a regional flagship initiative of the Union for the Mediterranean, ‘Horizon 2020’ has been a collective endeavour with contributions from a broad set of actors, including UfM partner countries, intergovernmental bodies, [...]

December 11th, 2020|