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Murcia - Rafiq Husseini, Deputy Secretary General and Head of Environment & Water Division, and Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General for the EU Committee of Regions, were invited by the President of the Murcia Region, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, to address the proposals of the ‘ARLEM Report on local water management in the Mediterranean’ and governance of water resources.

The meeting with President Varcárcel was followed by a working meeting with experts on Water from the Murcia region, including Regional Minister for Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá; General Director for Water, Miguel Angel...

At the MISTRALS International Workshop held between 30 March and 1 April 2011 in the University of Malta in Valetta, Dr. Rafiq Husseini outlined the serious environmental challenges that face the Mediterranean Region and threats to its biodiversity, habitable areas, health and food security.

This included water scarcity and drought, which will be exacerbated by climate changes in the near future. Husseini, who was an invited speaker at the MISTRALS International workshop attended by over 150 prominent scientists from the Mediterranean region, outlined the UfM Secretariat workplan for...

Barcelona - During the First UfM Working Group on Transport Meeting organised by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean held on 21 March 2011, Barcelona, the experts shared their vision on the role and possible roadmap of the Division of Transport and Urban Development (TUDD) of the UfMS in the framework of the Euro-Med.

In his opening address, Ambassador Yigit Alpogan, Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development, explained the latest activities of the division and those regarding the project guidelines. Alpogan also stressed the need to work in collaboration...

Barcelona – The UfMS received the strong support of the representatives of institutions such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI).

The First UfM Working Group on Urban Development Meeting held at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) on 16 March 2011, reflected the strong support of the representatives of institutions such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) for the Secretariat, and the belief that the latter should have a ce...

Barcelona - Among the organisers and attendees at the conference held on 14 and 15 March 2011 feature some of the most relevant institutions of this field of expertise such as the World Bank, UN Habitat, MedCities, the Cities Alliance, the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the City of Barcelona, which aimed to lead the different Mediterranean agents (local authorities, governments, fund backers, cities networks etc.).

The conference served as a unique forum to share experiences not only on the Mediterranean region, but also on Latin America and Africa, and to create...