Facing water stress and shortage in the Mediterranean

In the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, water resources are limited and unevenly apportioned over space and time – Southern Rim countries are endowed with only 13% of total resources.

Thirty million Mediterranean people, particularly in the South and East, are deprived of access to drinking water.

Within a context of worsening shortage in parts of the region and in view of the uncertainties brought about by climate change, the Blue Plan work highlights the absolute need to adapt water management policies, to better manage the different water uses and to ensure more optimal and effective use of resources, if present and future needs of populations and development are to be satisfied.

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Activity report 2022

The year 2022 was a decisive turning point for Plan Bleu, with the launch of new projects but also the finalization of several years of

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CLIMAGINE Workshop II Report – Boka Kotorska Bay Coastal Management Plan, GEF MedProgramme, Child Project 2.1.

In the framework of the Global Environment Facility’s MedProgramme Child Project 2.1, two UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centers (PAP/RAC and Plan Bleu) organised a joint workshop

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Final report: Large Mediterranean Marine Ecosystem – Prioritization of transboundary problems, analysis of impacts and causes

The current study on the long-term global regulations of the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is a component of the update of the Transboundary Diagnostic

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