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Mar 06, 2017 / Program
Background   The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region in the world, with 15 countries in the region suffering from extreme water scarcity (less than 500 m³/year of renewable water per capita per year). Numerous phenomena are further worsening water security in... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
To Read This Page in English The content of this page is accessible in English through this link.   الخلفية اليوم العالمي للمياه   يلفت اليوم العالمي للمياه سنوياً الرأي العام إلى قضايا مائية عالمية هامة. لعام... read more
Jan 19, 2017 / Program
لقراءة هذا المحتوى باللغة العربية يمكنكم قراءة محتوى هذه الصفحة باللغة العربية بالنقر على هذا الرابط.     Background World Water Day   Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2017 focuses on... read more
Dec 05, 2016 / Program
Representatives from the AFD, CIHEAM, Plan Bleu, the World Bank Water Global Practice convened in the CMI Water Hub to discuss the World Bank MENA Regional Water Security Initiative and to welcome CIHEAM into the Water Hub.   The  Rationale :   The CMI Water Hub gathers partners working in the... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most... read more
Jun 06, 2016 / Program
Context   In light of the economic, social and environmental challenges that have become key characters to planet Earth in the early 21st century, the North and South scientific and academic communities have a specific role to play through contributing to the global knowledge advancements and... read more
Apr 26, 2016 / Program
Over 50 participants from several ministries and public agencies from the water, agriculture and environment sectors as well as local and regional water administrations, representatives of water users groups, experts and researchers, and representatives from international finance institutions and... read more
Apr 06, 2016 / Program
The CMI convened with partners from the World Bank, AFD, GIZ on the topics of non-revenue water, non-conventional water and groundwater resources management. Following three presentations on Desalination, Groundwater Management and Public Private Partnership in MENA, participants agreed to... read more
Jun 30, 2015 / Program
As part of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum, held in Murcia, Spain from 25 to 27 November 2014, the French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu organized the 4th Regional Forum on Water Demand Management (WDM).   About a hundred of policymakers, specialists and water services operators from... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
CMI and Plan Bleu facilitate discussion on Water Demand Management options for local governments – Tunis, February 19-20, 2014   Local governments, especially municipalities, are on the frontline for the provision of basic services in water, energy and transport, while in Southern and Eastern... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
The seminar was held in the Beirut World Bank country office, in partnership with the Islamic Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), and brought together approximately 25 participants.  The event convened organizational stakeholders and various water entrepreneurs/startups from... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
The objective of the workshop (organized by WB/CMI) was to present and discuss the results of a CMI-World Bank study on reducing water losses with case studies from several target countries in the MENA region (e.g. Morocco, Tunisia, Malta, Albania, and Cyprus). A total of 55 participants from 16... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
CMI to support Groundwater Resources Management in Morocco – Skhirat, March 26-27, 2014 Groundwater often serves as a last resort in contexts of water scarcity, and this common pool resource is heavily overexploited in Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean. Current ineffective centralized... read more
Jan 26, 2013 / Program
How are water utilities in the Mediterranean region controlling and reducing their water losses and what has been the recent trends?   Can a water utility separate real losses (leakages) from commercial losses (water utilized by customers but not billed) and for what purposes? Is the non-revenue... read more
Nov 02, 2011 / Program
The Sustainable MED program is a 5 year program aimed at enhancing and accelerating the implementation of trans-boundary pollution reduction, improving water resources management, and developing biodiversity conservation measures in priority hotspots and sensitive areas in selected Mediterranean... read more