DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECTThe project MEDDMAN is a transnational approach in the field of drought and water management involving competent national authorities, leading research institutes and regional authorities. The project's target is to develop an integrated system, capable of evaluating the state of surface water and groundwater resources in the MEDOCC regions. Under the general scheme of preserving and improving the economic growth, emphasis will be given to the development of efficient tools for sustainable water resources exploitation. Special attention will be drawn to the environmental impacts of extreme meteorological and hydrological events, which affect the means of development and best interest of the locals.
STATUS OF THE PROJECT
- Project Title
Integrated water resources management, development and comparison of common transnational methodologies to combat drought in the MEDOCC regions
- Project Acronym
- Start/End Date
01/04/2006 - 31/03/2008
- Lead Partner
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
- Total Budget
ORIGIN OF THE PROJECTThe availability and the quality of water and soil for multiple uses are of great importance for the economic and social wellfare and development of the Mediterranean areas. Consequently, the water consumption control for various uses and the quantitative and qualitative estimation of the availability of the resources are major elements and call for an integrated management of the catchment areas. Undre this framework, the project implements appropriate strategies and integrated interventions for a better management of the water resources and soils to combat drought and dissertification through a territorial co-operation.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- Improvement of the water-demand balance in the regions under drought risk.
- Development and application of economical tools for water management in the regions facing water shortage, evaluation of the possibilities for water reuse.
- Promotion of a transnational and inter-regional cooperation for the implementation of integrated strategies to manage water resources and combat drought.
- Reinforcement of the regional involvement in the water resources management and mobilization activities.
- Compilation of environmental impact studies for land degradation.