Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the PROSIM project

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In the framework of ENI CBC Med Program, funded by the European Union, on November 28-29th 2019, at ICU office, viale G. Rossini 26, Rome, Italy, will be held the kick-off meeting of PROSIM Project. The meeting, dedicated to project partners, will be preceded by a press conference, opened to interested journalists, scheduled from 11.00 am to 11.30 am at ICU office, during the first day of the meeting.

The event, organized by ICU - Institute for University Cooperation, leader of project, is the first official meeting of PROSIM partners. Through a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach, PROSIM is composed by a consortium of organizations from Mediterranean countries, in particular the Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon , the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the Jordan National Agriculture Research Center, the Spanish National Research Council and the Regional Department of Agriculture, the Regional Rural Development and Mediterranean Fisheries of the Sicilian Region and the Municipality of Marsala.

The project faces relevant water management issues in the Mediterranean area. In particular, in Mediterranean countries, water use for irrigation accounts for more than 70% of water consumption and an important hydric stress is registered due to increasing population and climate change. The project will bring innovative solutions combining water use efficiency and NCW (non-conventional water) and build local capacities to adopt/upscale them. Cross-border capacity building and roadmaps and plans for improved water management based on project results will be carried out while enhancing public-private cooperation will be fostered together with investments for the adoption/upscale of the proposed solutions.

The project has started on September 1st, 2019 and will last until August 31st, 2022.

Visit the PROSIM webpage