For a cleaner Mediterranean by the year 2020
This initiative is funded by the European Commission through DG EuropeAid.

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Wastewater treatment and reuse trainings in Lebanon and Jordan

15/04/2011

Two consecutive training courses on wastewater treatment and reuse within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/MEP project, were organized by the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA). The three-day courses, held in Jordan (6-8 March 2011) and Lebanon (9-11 March 2011) are part of a Mediterranean-wide capacity building effort. The courses, which involved extensive hands-on training, aimed to introduce wastewater reuse through integrated water resources management while strengthening knowledge on technologies and technology selection. Attended by fifty participants in total, the courses targeted experienced wastewater managers and decision-makers mainly sourced from the central government and local authorities, water and sewage associations and relevant research institutions.

Progress in joint efforts to depollute the Mediterranean by year 2020

21/02/2011

The Horizon 2020 Steering Group is holding its 4th meeting in Amman Jordan (22-23 February 2011). The meeting is attended by representatives of the Ministry of Environment in Jordan, the EU Directorate General for Environment, and member countries of the programme.

Trying to minimize marine litter in Turkey

15/04/2011

The Mediterranean sea is heavily burdened with litter. A three-day training course on how to effectively deal with marine litter took place in Istanbul, Turkey (7-9 March 2011) within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/MEP project. Around thirty professionals mainly from coastal local and regional authorities of the country and NGOs took part in the course, which was organized by the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) with the support of Waste.

Battling to beat pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

14/10/2010

The Mediterranean environment is one of the richest and at the same time most vulnerable in the world. A staggering 80% of its pollution comes from land-based sources. Rapid urbanisation together with increasing and unsustainable coastal tourism development is causing significant environmental and health problems – more than half the major urban areas do not have wastewater treatment plants and most of the wastewater they produce is discharged into the sea.

Celebrating World Water Day 2011

22/03/2011

Raising awareness for the sustainable management of fresh water resources (22 March 2011) On the occasion of the International World Water Day, Prof. Scoullos, Team Leader of the Horizon 2020 Initiative, was interviewed by SKAI radio on the main issues that “drain” water today.