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Regional event on Water Accounting taking place on-line

Athens, 4 September 2020 The first WES regional training on Water Accounting that was scheduled to take place in June in Athens, will now take place between 12 – 26 October 2020. Due to Covid-19 crisis the event will be organized online via an on-line platform. The sessions will have the possibility for participants to take the floor, share their screens and simultaneous interpretation will be running in parallel within the same platform.  The training will have various sessions [...]

September 7th, 2020|

WES to advise Morocco on water demand management

The economic and social development of Morocco entails an increasing demand on the already scarce water resources in the country, whether for the supply of drinking water to urban and rural populations, to industries or touristic establishments. On top of that, there is also a growing demand for irrigation. In view of the high and growing water demands in the country, the efficient use of water has become of paramount importance and is among the country’s national priorities. In [...]

July 29th, 2020|

UfM Water Expert Group Meeting on Water Agenda and Financial Strategy in post-COVID 19 context

UfM Water Expert Group Meeting on Water Agenda and Financial Strategy in post-COVID 19 context How can Mediterranean countries effectively address the COVID-19 emergency, without neglecting long-standing sustainable development challenges and water commitments in particular? What are the water agenda-related investment strategies that can promote climate resilience and sustainable development targets, while also helping to deal with the crisis and assist immediate recovery? The COVID-19 crisis clearly demonstrates the inextricable link of health with access to safe water and [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

WES supporting Algeria to combat water leakages

Despite Algeria's national policy to combat leakage and excessive use of water, the country is still suffering from a huge waste of drinking water. L'Algérienne des Eaux (AdE), the public provider for water in Algeria, estimates water losses between production and billing to be 44% on average. Illicit tapping and leaks in the distribution network, including leaks in the connections are common. WES will assist Algeria in carrying out a diagnosis of the performance of non-revenue water in a pilot [...]

June 17th, 2020|

Preparations for first regional event on water accounting on the way

Preparations for first regional event on water accounting on the way The first WES regional training on Water Accounting was originally scheduled to take place in June 2020 in Athens, Greece. Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, it was decided to review the organisation in order to hold instead an online training. This training is now scheduled to take place in September.  As it is likely that also in September regional events cannot take place, the project has already [...]

June 2nd, 2020|

COVID-19: a wake-up call at the launching of WES

The launching of the activities of the work programme of the EU funded Water Environment Support (WES) regional project coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic, which, similarly to what happened in other parts of the world, has seriously affected the Mediterranean Region.  The crisis was not confined only to health problems with many infected people and large numbers of mortal victims, particularly in the Mediterranean North, but it has very serious socio-economic consequences starting from lock-downs, closed schools and restrictions [...]

May 29th, 2020|