Links between water and coastal resource management in focus at EU project workshop in Algiers

A workshop on the linkages between Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) has been jointly organised by the EU-funded projects Sustainable Water Integrated Management – Support Mechanism (SWIM-SM) and the Capacity Building Component of the Horizon 2020 initiative (CB/MEP), in Algeria on 30 October-1 November 2012.
The objective of the workshop was to develop the capacity of stakeholders in the partner countries in integrated management of natural resources with a focus on water and coastal resources. It aimed to demonstrate the connectedness of resources, specially river basins and coastal areas. The training focused on the concepts, planning principles and tools of IWRM and ICZM and how these two concepts are interlinked.
Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) is a Regional Technical Assistance Programme launched by the European Commission, with a total budget of approximately €22 million, to contribute to the extensive dissemination and effective implementation of sustainable water management policies and practices in the Southern Mediterranean Region.
The Programme carries forward the results achieved by two earlier EC regional programmes, SMAP (I, II and III) and MEDA Water. SWIM consists of two major Components, which are inter-related and complement each other: a Support Mechanism funded with a budget of €6.7 million and Demonstration Projects funded with a budget of €15 million. 
The Horizon 2020 initiative aims to improve the quality of life of more than 420 million citizens living in the 25 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is an umbrella programme drawing together all the policies, strategies and action plans for enhancing environmental protection. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)
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