UNESCO-IHP First Regional Meeting on the Legal, Institutional and Policy Aspects of Coastal Aquifer Management in the Mediterranean
UNESCO-IHP is organizing the First Regional Meeting on the Legal, Institutional and Policy Aspects of Coastal Aquifer Management in the Mediterranean, to be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 3-4 October 2011. This event is organized in the framework of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded MedPartnership - UNESCO-IHP’s Sub-component on “Management of Coastal Aquifers and Groundwater”. The objectives of the activity are to identify gaps and to provide recommendations for legal, institutional and policy reforms in the participating countries regarding coastal aquifers management in view of the implementation of the Barcelona Convention and related protocols (LBS, Biodiversity and ICZM). In this first meeting, national legal experts from the 12 participating countries and regional experts will meet in order to review and assess the existing policy, legal and institutional frameworks for coastal groundwater management in the Mediterranean.