Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM)

Date Period: Apr/2010 to Dec/2015


Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) is a Regional Technical Assistance Program launched by the European Commission to contribute to the extensive dissemination and effective implementation of sustainable water management policies and practices in the Southern Mediterranean Region. SWIM-SM Target groups include relevant ministries (water and irrigation, agriculture, environment, industry, tourism and trade), water utilities, river basin organizations, municipalities, water users’ associations, NGOs, media, universities and regional and national research centers.

Objectives and results of the action:

Funded by the EC with a duration of 4 years (2010-2014), this Component aims at:

  • Providing strategic assistance to the Partner Countries in designing and implementing sustainable water management policies and plans, involving inter-sector dialogue as well as stakeholder consultation and participation;
  • Contributing to institutional reinforcement, to the development of the necessary planning and management skills and to know-how transfer;
  • Raising awareness on the threats on water resources, the necessity to switch to more sustainable consumption models and possible solutions to face challenges Furthermore, SWIM-SM also:
    • Assists technically the Demonstration Projects implemented under the second Component of the SWIM Programme and;
    • Undertakes Capacity Building activities identified under the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building – Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP).

This is in the context of increasing water scarcity, combined pressures on water resources from a wide range of users, desertification processes and in connection with climate change.


Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.


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