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Mediterranean dialogue on framing sustainability in water policy evaluation

Objective

Water policies and management of water resources are important issues in the sustainable development of many areas in the Mediterranean, with particular regard to agricultural sector. The project intends to stimulate communication and dialogue on the problem of policy evaluation in the Mediterranean agricultural water sector and the need of developing a regional and generalised frame of variables and indicators for participatory policy evaluation to enhance sustainable development of the water sector in the entire region.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of knowledge and assessment capability in water policy making and implementation in a Mediterranean context in order to better orient policy development towards sustainability. The specific project objectives are enhancing a participatory discourse on policy sustainability assessing achievement of sustainability objectives as stated in the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development framing and integrating Mediterranean water policy development (local and regional level) in a common perspective of Sustainable Development.

The project is centred on the following main activities conveying stakeholders and citizens in a multi-stakeholder Forum in three selected case studies activate a local public discourse on policy evaluation within the multi-stakeholder Fora elaborate a frame of variables and indicators, as a base for a common methodology for policy analysis guide the Fora in policy evaluation disseminate results at high policy level convey the Fora and results achieved in a final international conference on water policy evaluation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC/SSA-2
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC STUDIES - ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO MEDITERRANEO DI BARI
Address
Via Ceglie 9
Valenzano (Ba)
Italy

Participants (6)

ASSOCIATION OF THE FRIENDS OF IBRAHIM ABDEL AAL
Lebanon
Address
Independence Avenue - Basta Tahta Ibrahim Abdel El Al Bldg
Beirut
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
Address
Avenue De La Victoire
Rabat
LITANI RIVER AUTHORITY
Lebanon
Address
Bechara El Khoury Street
Beirut
PHYTO CONSULTING
Morocco
Address
Rte Bioagra - Imm Elharch - N 6 - P2
Ait Melloul - Agadir
PLAN BLEU POUR L 'ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE
France
Address
15 Rue Ludwig Van Beethoven
Valbonne
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
C/ Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
Madrid