19.07.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

MedPartnership expert meeting in Madrid

UNESCO-IHP organized an Expert Meeting on "Coastal Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Mediterranean" held on 5-6 July 2011 in Madrid, Spain. The meeting, hosted by the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), was organized under the framework of the GEF MED/MAP MedPartneship project and the Sub-component on "Management of Coastal Aquifers and Groundwater" executed by UNESCO-IHP. Regional and international experts on the topic of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GWDE) met in order to discuss the basis for a common methodology for the inventory, characterization, management and protection of coastal GWDE. The requirements for a regional inventory of coastal GWDE in the Mediterranean were also discussed with partner institutions and regional networks such as RAMSAR, IUCN, Wetlands International and Geological Surveys.

For more information please contact Mr Jose Luis Martin Bordes.

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