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French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu.
Partners include the Mediterranean Water Institute and Tunisia’s National Public Water Supply Utility (SONEDE); ONEMA (French Agency for Water and Wetlands) is a funding partner.
Water demand in the Mediterranean is increasingly met by over-exploitation of renewable resources and fossil water withdrawals at an increasing financial, social and environmental cost. As an alternative to the prevailing strategies, Water Demand Management (WDM) focuses on the efficient use of the existing water supply. It encompasses measures designed to save water and improve water use efficiency as well as water allocation rules and mechanisms across sectors.
The ultimate goal of the program is regional integration of public policies and management tools in key areas for WDM. Given the variety of water needs and uses, a common language is to be spoken in order to effectively discuss and prioritize WDM options. The program develops an economic approach to WDM and promotes the use of economic concepts and tools to facilitate communication amongst stakeholders and policy-making.