Title: Euro-Mediterranean Information System on the know-how in the Water sector - International portal 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Web link for product information: http://www.semide.net/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Land use measures
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Protective areas
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Reservoir mapping
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Industrial water
Water and sanitation-->Pollution
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water supply
Water resources and their management -->Costs, benefits and sustainability
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: EMWIS is an initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It provides a strategic tool for exchanging information and knowledge in the water sector between and within the Euro Mediterranean partnership countries. All the countries involved in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership are concerned: * The 27 EU member states * The 10 Mediterranean Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey) Topics: Regional water observation mechanism ; Water Monitoring ; Water scarcity and drought ; Floods ; Groundwater ; Waste water reuse ; Desalination ; Shared Water Resources Management ; Linking rural development and water management ; Agriculture ; Satellite data ; Water reports & data ; Hydrology ; Sanitation ; Gender and IWRM ; Right to Water ; Water institutions ; Geosciences ; Rural Management ; Climate Change ;Topics ; Regional water observation mechanism; Water Monitoring; Water scarcity and drought; Floods; Groundwater; Waste water reuse; Desalination; Shared Water Resources Management; Linking rural development and water management; Agriculture; Satellite data; Water reports & data; Hydrology; Sanitation; Gender and IWRM; Right to Water; Water institutions; Geosciences; Rural Management; Climate Change; 
Long description: Water management requires a large volume of increasingly sophisticated information. However - at both international and national level - access to know-how in the water sector remains fragmented, dispersed and heterogeneous. There is therefore a need to rationalise the information and to make it both understandable and easily available. To tackle this issue, and to strengthen the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue, EMWIS (Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-How in the Water Sector) was initiated during the Marseilles Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water Management (November 1996) - Declaration. On this occasion, the Euro-Mediterranean Ministers of Water met together and decided to create a system to rationalise the exchange of information and know-how. EMWIS was approved in Naples by the water directors after a one year feasibility study. Today, it is the only operational tool for cooperation between the 35 Euro-Mediterranean countries in the water sector. Its task is to make an inventory and gather all available information, providing easy access to everyone. At the last conference of the Euro-Med Water Directors (Rome, Nov. 2005), it was decided to open EMWIS to the Mediterranean countries not signatories of the Barcelona Declaration, i.e. Balkan countries and Libya. 
Link to Project(s): EMWIS / SEMIDE Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 28/10/2007

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