National Dialogues on Conjunctive Surface Water and Groundwater Management in Albania, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia under the UNEP/GEF MedProgramme (April 2024)

29 Mar 2024 | by
In April 2024, National Dialogues on conjunctive water management will be organized in four beneficiary countries, Albania, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia, under the framework of the UNEP/GEF MedProgramme and its component on “Management of Coastal Aquifers and Related Ecosystems”. The National Dialogues are one of the major outcomes of the sub-project 2.1 “Mediterranean Coastal Zones: Water Security, Climate Resilience and Habitat Protection” of which UNESCO-IHP is the executing agency.

The Dialogues are co-organized by UNESCO together with Ministries and key national institutions in Albania, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia.

The National Dialogues seek to bring together national stakeholders with the objectives of identifying potential conjunctive management solutions for selected priority coastal aquifers, namely the Buna-Bojana shared by Albania and Montenegro, the Ras Jebel in Tunisia and the Rhiss-Nekor in Morocco. 

Participants will be presented with the main principles and concepts of Conjunctive Management and will be informed about recent findings of the MedProgramme on the assessment of coastal aquifers, which will provide the basis for discussions. The Dialogues will promote information sharing and dissemination, and leverage capacity building opportunities.

The conclusions and recommendations from this series of national dialogues will be published by UNESCO and broadly disseminated.