The project Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management (WATER SUM) promotes the more sustainable use of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The overall goal of the project is to reinforce integrated water resources management (IWRM) and regional cooperation on water-related issues, taking into consideration the impacts of climate change, and to support beneficiary countries to ensure a coherent response to water-related challenges. The project has two components: WATER POrT and WaSe. The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) provides a platform for building skills on IWRM and climate change adaptation. The goal of the WaSe component is to promote an integrated approach to water security and to contribute to efforts to combat water scarcity, reduce the threat of conflict, halt environmental degradation and increase human wellbeing.
The WATER SUM project is implemented by the REC’s Water Management and Local Governance topic areas and is funded by the Government of Sweden.