The Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform calls for an increase in the number of national water information systems and the drawing up of a white paper on the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform provides Mediterranean states with decision-making tools that that take into account water resources at the pan-Mediterranean level. The project has a budget of almost €10M and comprises two complementary sub-projects, the establishment of national information systems and the drawing up of a Mediterranean white paper on water.
The Platform's information systems component is being coordinated by the International Office for Water, which is providing assistance to Southern Mediterranean countries in setting up their NWISs (National Water Information Systems). "We are helping them set up databases on water issues that integrate comparable elements," points out Eric Mino, technical unit director at the EMWIS (Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-How in the Water Sector).
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