The GEMWET project for the conservation of Mediterranean coastal wetlands in Ghar El Melh, in Tunisia, sponsored by the MAVA Foundation, is entering its second year of implementation and the time had come for the new partners’ face-to-face Steering Committee to take place (4-5 September 2019, Tunis). PAP/RAC presented its progresses and results, discussing amongst others the governance aspects, and particularly the success in establishing a Non-Permanent Commission at the Municipality with the mission to steer local actors towards a more effective and integrated conservation and management of resources.
A workshop on water “from source to sea” was organised in Ghar El Melh on 6 September with the participation of representatives of the public and the private sectors. They successfully prioritized the needed actions to improve water and waste water management at local and river basin scales.
Finally, the 2nd Steering Committee of the project, bringing together project partners and local actors, took place and helped clearly define the next steps of GEMWET, being more in line with local expectations.