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General Objectives

Specific Objectives



EMWATER - Efficient Management of Wastewater, its Treatment and Reuse

Given the fact of water shortage crisis in the Mediterranean countries the EMWATER project aims to highlight innovative solutions in wastewater treatment and wastewater reuse. With this goal in mind experts from the field, decision-makers, interested citizens and civil organizations should be sensitized to these issues.


A more specific aim is the strengthening of regional co-operation through the creation of networks among the experts as well as through cross-border knowledge transfer. Additionally the project aims at strengthening capacity building through local and regional training programs, the development of regional policy guidelines for wastewater treatment and reuse in the region.


The improvement of the security and safety of water supply in the Mediterranean countries is the best recipe for social, economic and political stability in the region and is, thus, the foremost goal of the project.



Target areas


Target groups


The project’s target areas are the following rural or peri-urban areas in the Mediterranean partner countries:

  • Turkey, Peri-urban area of Istanbul
  • Jordan, Mafraq area
  • Lebanon, Koura area - Jbeil (Byblos)
  • Palestine, Birzeit / Albiereh

The main target groups to achieve the general and specific objectives in the Mediterranean partner countries by strong involvement, support and acceptance in the project will be:

  • Decision-makers in governmental authorities and economy and other local institutions dealing with water and wastewater problems in general ( stakeholders)
  • Non government organizations (NGO's) such as user and consumer associations , women and environmental protection organizations
  • Universities and teaching institutions

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This project is funded by the European Union
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last update: 2006-06-14

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