SWIM-SM technical assistance to the Partner Countries includes six main types of interventions, each one under a Work Package, related respectively to:
1- Water governance and mainstreaming of water considerations into other sectoral policies and strategies;
2- Capacity building and empowerment of water related stakeholders so that they can assist in the planning and development of water resources management in a holistic manner;
3- Application of water management plans by strengthening intra sector and inter-sector dialogue and contributing to the harmonization of approaches and policies;
4- Identification and promotion of good practices and success stories on water management and de-pollution of the Mediterranean;
5- Communication and awareness raising activities relevant to the topics of the project and;
6- Support to the European Commission with the overall implementation of the SWIM Programme and particularly of the Demonstration Projects, to ensure interaction and fruitful coordination among them and between them and the Support Mechanism.
Based on the analytical work realised during the SWIM-SM’s Inception Phase (January-August 2011) and the identification by Partner Countries (PCs) of prominent issues of concern for their water sector, four Thematic Pillars have emerged as regional priorities, around which SWIM-SM activities are structured and implemented.
A. Non Conventional Water Resources
B. Economic Valuation of Water Pollution and Abatement Interventions
C. No-regret Actions for the Adaptation of the Water Sector to Climate Change
D. Water Governance at the Local Level: Sharing Experiences from Water Users' Associations
For more information on the four Thematic Pillars click here
The six Work Packages cut horizontally across the four Thematic Pillars and SWIM-SM proposes regional activities that address both the Pillars and the horizontal components so as to provide the flexibility required for the Partner Countries to select appropriate activities consistent with their national priorities for the water sector.
Click on the titles of Work Packages or Pillars in the above matrix to read more about SWIM-SM activities