EMWIS - Better management of knowledge on water in the Mediterranean area

Following the request from the Ministerial Water Conference for the Mediterranean, which took place in late 2008 in Jordan, to have comparable data, statistics and indicators, EMWIS and the Mediterranean Countries have worked together to define an ambitious project for strengthening the National Water Information Systems in the Mediterranean. Through dialogue with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Mediterranean Action Plan, the European Envi - ronment Agency and the Arab League, the project was finalized and presented for approval to the 43 UfM member countries.