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EMWIS (Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector) is an initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It provides a strategic tool for exchanging information and knowledge in the water sector between and within the Euro Mediterranean partnership countries. All the countries involved in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM: the 28 EU member states of the EU plus the 15 Mediterranean Partner Countries - Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey) are concerned. EMWIS was initiated during the Marseilles Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water Management (November 1996) - Declaration, when the Euro-Mediterranean Ministers of Water met together and decided to create a system to rationalise the exchange of information and know-how. Today, it is the only operational tool for cooperation between the 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries in the water sector. Its task is to make an inventory and gather all available information, providing easy access to everyone.

Reference information

Own website


Awareness raising, guidelines, inventory, knowledge exchange, water resources

Climate impacts

Water Scarcity, Droughts


Vulnerability Assessment


Water management

Geographic characterisation


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