The "MedWater" consortium analysed the water supply situation in
five target regions, which have important agricultural activities
and a quickly expanding tourism sector. The selected target regions
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- Cap Bon Region in Tunisia
- Dead Sea Region in Jordan
- Fethiye Region in Turkey
- Jericho District in the West Bank (Palestine)
- Naxos Island in Greece
The research monitored the most important water supply sources and
water infrastructure as well as the water related energy demand
in the target regions. The water demand in the tourist and agricultural
sector was assessed. A major focus laid on the use of renewable
energies to cover the water related energy demand.
In an additional working step, technologies for enhancing the efficiency
of water use, for allowing larger share of water reuse and for exploiting
marginal water sources was surveyed.
The empiric research rounded up with an analysis of the political
options of sustainable water supply.
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This empiric scientific research laid the ground for the elaboration
of the MedWater Model for Integrated Water Planning which allows
decision makers to analyse the on-site water situation and to define
appropriate action to establish sustainable water supply system.
Based on the experiences of the 24 months work the consortium formulated
an Intersectoral Water Policy Initiative to overcome water conflicts
between the vital economic sectors of agriculture and tourism in
the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.