The regional project towards a Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform got the UfM label on 8 April 2014, at the unanimity of 43 countries members of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The project has two components :
The 1st one, coordinated by the International Office for Water (IOWater), aims at strengthening the National Information Systems on Water in line with the regional approach taken implemented by the Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS).
The 2nd one, coordinated by the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME), is based on the exploitation of data and information on water for the preparation of a Mediterranean White Paper on Water. This White Paper is part of logical showcasing best practices for integrated water resources management.
Five pilot countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia) are involved in the 1st phase of the project, while regional activities related to guidelines and capacity building will be opened to all the Mediterranean countries.