From December 11-18, 2016, the WATER SUM/WaSe team conducted a field visit to partner municipalities and delegations in Jordan and Tunisia. The field visit was organised following the successful development of Local Water Security Action Plans (LWSAPs) and the submission and approval of eight pilot project proposals to be implemented with financial support from the “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management" (WATER SUM) project. The primary aims of the field visit were to fine-tune the project proposals, discuss necessary preconditions for projects to be launched, and to visit construction sites.
Supported by IUCN ROWA and SONEDE International, the team visited all four partner municipalities in Jordan (Al-Salt, Al-Karak, Jerash and Ajloun) and all four partner delegations in Tunisia (Nefza, Bir Mchergha, Sidi Ali Ben Aoun and Matmata). The visits offered a great opportunity to discuss all issues on-site with planning team members and to obtain a clear picture of all the locations where construction works within the proposals will be undertaken, which is crucial for taking further steps.
The WATER SUM project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).