The Ministers in charge of Water from the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have recognized the work done by the SWIM/H2020 EU regional project for the technical expertise provided to the Water Expert Group in view of the preparation of this Ministerial Meeting.
The UfM Ministers agreed to develop a UfM Water Agenda to further enhance regional cooperation on water. Ministers recalled the unique features of the Mediterranean region, which makes it particularly vulnerable to water scarcity and climate change. The UfM Water agenda is expected to provide a workable regional water policy framework that offers a means for substantial and measurable positive impact towards sustainable use and management of water resources in the region.
The next step in the pipeline is the elaboration of the Work Programme including the Financial Strategy to support its implementation. To this end SWIM-HORIZON 2020 SM is committed to contribute its best.