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Water saving in Mediterranean agriculture

EU Fifth Framework Programme (INCO-MED), ICA3-CT-2002-10013, 2003-2006


WASAMED (WAter SAving in MEDiterranean agriculture) constituted a thematic network funded under the EU’s INCO MED Programme. The project involved 42 partners from decision and policy-making institutions, universities and end-users in the following 16 countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

The network’s main objective was to establish a platform for effective dialogue on water saving in agriculture, with the aim of improving management of limited water resources to enhance sustainable development in the Mediterranean Region. The key elements of the WASAMED approach were the strengthening of participatory cooperation, the improvement of communication and networking, and the integration of the different disciplines and dimensions involved in water management across the region.
Project activities comprised eight workshops and an International Conference. Each workshop included key contributions and country reviews from renowned scientists and experts in the field, followed by intense discussions in plenary sessions and by the deliberation of common goals and concerns in working groups. The working groups addressed the goals and indicators relevant to the socio-economic, environmental, institutional, governance and technical aspects, and the proceedings were published by CIHEAM in the following six volumes of Options Méditerranéennes, Series B: Studies and Research: numbers 48, 52, 53, 56 (sessions I, II, III, IV, V and VI), 57 and 59.

Further information about this project can be obtained by contacting the Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems.

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