Water & Environment

Marine litter has become a major pollution problem affecting all of the world seas. Increased levels of marine litter originate largely from land based activities (~80%). This includes, in particular, inadequate urban solid waste management (collection, transportation, treatment and final disposal) negative impacts on human health, marine wildlife, marine ecological systems, beach quality, and navigational safety as well as fishing and maritime industries.

According to the European Environmental Agency (EEA), the average amount of municipal solid waste produced in the EU is 520 kg per...

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Most countries in the MENA region are chronically water stressed, a situation exacerbated by the impacts of population growth and climate change. This water scarcity is a result not only of physical water shortage, but also of a lack of good governance structures, high water demand, low levels of trust between different parties sharing the same water resource and limited institutional mechanisms for applying integrated water resource management principles in the region.

In particular, the project aims to:

  • Act on the regional level, increasing dialogue and ...

Through a capacity building programme and a small grants scheme, the project will enable NGOs to acquire skills in various areas of sustainable development including wetlands, water demand management/water use efficiency/trans-boundary water resources management, environmental education and awareness as well as marine litter. The project will be implemented in Albania, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

With a budget of €3,300,000 over a course of 3 years, the project will mainly benefit local, regional and national CSOs. Throughout the process, the relevant public authorities will be c...

Over the course of an initial 4-year period, the project aims to actively support the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns in the Mediterranean region through a comprehensive regional approach addressing different realities and challenges faced by the Mediterranean countries. More concretely, the project aims to provide financing access for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) adopting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) models in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. It will also stimulate the development of green industries and entrepreneurship in the...

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With a budget of €9.525 million, the project “Towards a Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform” will contribute on the one hand to improving dialogue and planning processes and making information more easily available to involved stakeholders. On the other, data infrastructure provided by the project (National Water Information Systems – NWIS) is likely to generate added-valued services and thus contribute to sustainable growth in the Mediterranean countries and promote investment in the region.

Overall, the Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform proj...

Connected to the Mediterranean Sea and located in close proximity to natural reserves on land (Ichkeul Park) and in the sea (Marine Protected Areas of Cap Blanc and Cap Serrat) this northern Tunisian lake has been widely accepted for over a decade to be a marine pollution of regional impact and has been placed at the top of the depollution priorities of the Tunisian government and within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean initiative Horizon 2020.

In view to contributing to the sustainable protection of the Mediterranean Sea, the Integrated Programme for Protection of the Lake Bizerte...