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Blue Peace – Water Security in the Middle East


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Blue Peace – Water Security in the Middle East

Pays/Région : Proche-Orient

Numéro du projet : 7F-07689.02

Phase en cours : 01.12.2013 - 31.12.2015

Partenaires chargé de la mise en œuvre : Strategic Foresight Group, Graduate Institute of Geneva, World Meteorological organisation

All the countries in the Middle East already face serious water shortage. The per capita per year availability of water in most countries is below the internationally accepted threshold level of 1000 cubic meters. The Middle East is also one of the region most vulnerable to climate change, on account of water scarcity, high population density and economic activity in flood-prone urban coastal zones which could lead to instability. Lack of data and standards, weakness in water monitoring are fundamental issues concerning the reduction of transboundary disputes. The initiative looks at creating political will and a community of opinion makers to support mechanism for regional water cooperation to reduce the above mentioned vulnerabilities.

The access to water is in the centre of the fight against poverty and the major part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) depends on water availability and quality. All the countries in the Middle East face serious water shortages. Fortunately, strong relations and mutual recognition exist among top level water experts and key political leaders in the region. SDC responded to the explicit demand of political leaders of the region to facilitate and enable the establishment of a Cooperation Council on Water and to strengthen the delivery of good hydrometeorological data, both essential components of a program looking at enhancing regional water management.

Budget alloué par la DDC pour la phase en cours : CHF 2’848’000
Budget total du projet pour la phase en cours : CHF 2’848’000

Coopération Suisse

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