Victor Villegas Auditorium and
Conference Centre, Murcia, Spain

November 25-27, 2014

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1st Mediterranean Water Forum
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The Region of Murcia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the state, between Andalusia and Valencian Community, on the Mediterranean coast. The autonomous community consists of a single province, unlike most autonomous communities, which have several provinces within the same territory. Because of this, the autonomous community and the province are operated as one unit of government.

The city of Murcia is the capital of the region and seat of government organs, except for the parliament, the Regional Assembly of Murcia, which is located in Cartagena. The autonomous community and province is subdivided into municipalities. The most populated being Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Molina de Segura.

The Region of Murcia is bordered by Andalusia (the provinces of Almería and Granada); Castile–La Mancha (the province of Albacete, which was historically connected to Murcia until 1980); the Valencian Community (province of Alicante); and the Mediterranean Sea.

Murcia is mainly a warm region which has made it very suitable for agriculture. However the precipitation level is low and water supply is a hot subject today since, in addition to the traditional water demand for crops, there is now also a demand of water for the booming tourist developments. Water is supplied by the Segura River and, since the 1970s, by the Tajo transvasement, a major civil engineering project which, under some environmental and sustainability restraints, brings water from the Tajo into the Segura.

Website link: www.carm.es 


The Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) is an institutional and professional NGOs networked reflection, study and exchange on key issues related to the water element basis for the environment and sustainable development.

Its mission is to facilitate and initiate actions for regional cooperation in the field of water management and related services between institutions and operators public and private in the Mediterranean region.

The IME is an organization with European vocation and dynamic player cooperation in the field of water in the Mediterranean. The IME is a experts network who work to promote the knowledge, sharing of experiences and best practices, synergies under optimal water management firmly placed in the context of sustainable development.

The IME's main purpose for the development of the trans-Mediterranean cooperation between local authorities and professionals (institutional, experts ...) of water, sanitation, irrigation, energy and the environment, particularly in the European countries of the northern shore of the Mediterranean.

Website link : www.ime-eau.org

The Euro-Mediterranean Water Institute (IEA) has its origins in the Recommendation 1471/2000 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe of 25th September 2000, adopted in the 748th meeting of Ministers Deputies (3rd April, 2001).

It was constituted as a Foundation on 23rd July, 2001 and has developed a program for non-profit activities on public water problems and water resources addressing technical, legal and institutional aspects.

Based in Spain in accordance with its international vocation, it may expand its scope to the whole the Euro-Mediterranean area, with a mission to promote and foster cooperation and coordination between those interested in water issues.

IEA aims to develop training in water sector, exchange of knowledge regarding water problems in areas affected by the scarcity of resources. To promote and encourage research, development and technological innovation, designed to contribute in finding solutions to problems related to water and its uses.

Website link: www.f-iea.es