Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the water sector (EMWIS)
The Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the water sector (EMWIS) was created after the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Local Water Management in Marseilles (November 1996), with the aim of improving regional cooperation, especially through the availability of information on integrated water resources management in all partner countries.
Today, EMWIS has become the main tool for the exchange of information and knowledge in the field of water in the Mediterranean region.
With its Steering Committee, composed of the Water Directorates of 13 countries and its Technical Unit based in Sophia-Antipolis, EMWIS is a key party in the main Mediterranean water initiatives.
Since 2014, under the Mediterranean Water Knowledge Hub, which has been approved by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), EMWIS is supporting the development of National Water Information Systems, shared by the main institutions of each country, in order to improve the processes of planning and adaptation to climatic change.