The ACCBAT Third International Conference in Ramtha – Jordan – November 19th 2015
3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ACCBAT PROJECT AND VISIT AT ACCBAT PILOT SITE IN RAMTHA – JORDAN
In the framework of the ACCBAT project on November 19th 2015 will be held in Jordan the third International Conference of the project that will be held at NCARE premises in Baq’a.
ACCBAT (Adaptation to Climate Change through improved water demand management in irrigated agriculture by introduction of new technologies and best agricultural practices) is a 3-year project for a total budget of 4,998,952.50 Euro promoting environmental sustainability through the increase of water-use efficiency and the use of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation in Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. The project is co-financed by the European Union (90%) under the ENPI CBCMed Programme, of which Regione Sardegna is the Joint Managing Authority.
The conference “The ACCBAT strategic project: objectives leading to results” will aim to share the advancements of the project activities carried out by ICU – Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria Onlus, coordinator of the project and its partners: the Jordanian National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, and the Italian River Po Basin Authority. A presentation of a common Water Quality Index developed within the project and valuable for all Mediterranean countries involved in the project will also be presented to the public.
In conjunction with the International Conference, a visit of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the ACCBAT pilot site for the agriculture irrigation with treated wastewater in Ramtha will also take place.
The event will start at 9.00 a.m. The visit to Ramtha will be realized in the afternoon.
Institutional and international participants and journalists are welcome.
For further information, please contact: Ms. Barbara Cosentino, ACCBAT Communication Manager
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile +216 54640967, ACCBAT Project www.accbat.eu
This press release has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this press release are the sole responsibility of Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria ICU and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.
The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region. The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestinian Authority, Portugal, Spain, Syria (participation currently suspended), Tunisia. The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French.
The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
The project “Adaptation to Climate Change through Improved Water Demand Management in Irrigated Agriculture by Introduction of New Technologies and Best Agricultural Practices – ACCBAT” is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu). Its total budget is 4,998,952.50 Euro and it is financed, for an amount of 4,498,152.50 Euro (90%), by the European Union through the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument.
EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Office http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/index_en.htm – ENPI CBC Med Programme http://www.enpicbcmed.eu